The Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department played a flag football game as guests of the Knoxville Nighthawks Indoor Arena Football Team in another battle between the “Guns and Hoses.” The Police Department won the hard fought game and the Foundation received recognition at half time. Our thanks to the Nighthawks for their support.
Salsarita`s Restaurants of Knoxville hosted a fundraiser for the Foundation on Cinco De Mayo resulting in a $600.36 donation. The featured event was a Taco eating contest between the UTPD, KFD, KPD and Knox County SO. Sergeant Jeff Holmes of the KPD was the clear winner and a good time was had by all. All of the departments provided vehicles, motorcycles and other exhibits for the kids and customers of Salsarita`s. We sincerely appreciate Event Coordinator Tiffanie Halouma of Salsarita`s for her cooperation.
The Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department and their representative Buck Coatney, sponsored a car show at the Tennessee Valley Fairgrounds where a static display of public safety vehicles and personnel appeared. The CTE donated $400 to the Foundation from the show. This is another example of the cooperation between the schools and public safety. A tremendous thank you to Buck Coatney.
On September 30, The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant in Turkey Creek acted as the host and coordinator for an outdoor stage show featuring several bands where the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation was the honored recipient. The men and women of the public safety community of Knoxville and Knox County are most appreciative of owner Jon Ferrie and his staff.