Owensboro Police Department Sponsoring No Shave Fundraiser (Photo)
Ladies, IT'S BACK! I have heard of "No Shave November" but the Owensboro Police Department is taking it to a whole other level!For the fourth year in a row any OPD officers who donate money for two amazing causes will be allowed to grow their beards up to 1 inch in length, according to Chief Art Ealum.
This is the fourth year of this fundraiser, and this year it has grown to 5 months allowing for even more money to be raised for these events.
The two great causes that are benefitting from this event are OPD’s sixth annual
Operation Santa which is a food donation program aimed at helping those in
need within our community during the holiday season; and Camp K.O.P.S.,
which is a crime prevention program aimed at allowing local Kids to experience
fun camping activities while Obtaining Positive Structure from our officers.
Chief Ealum recognized the enthusiasm that this idea brought to several officers
and decided to implement it. But, ever mindful of keeping a positive image of
OPD in the community’s eyes, certain rules were applied; such as a one inch
length restriction. Thanks to the generosity of approximately 60 OPD members,
we expect to raise more than $7,000! And if you want to donate to our fund
raising cause, just call or stop by.
So don't worry if you see our OPD officers looking a little scruffy it's all for a GREAT cause! Two of them actually~