Spencer PD Gearing Up For Annual DARE Fundraiser
(Spencer)-- The Spencer Police Department is gearing up for a major fundraising event. Officer Kyle VanOterloo says they'll be holding their annual 5K run, walk and bikeride Saturday, August 3rd...
"All the money, the proceeds, the biggest one it goes to, all the 5th graders, we raise money to get our 5th grade graduating DARE class off to Arnolds Park. We started this six years ago so we can keep sending these kids. And after five years, it's awesome."
VanOterloo says they're putting out a special call for businesses to sponsor t-shirts for this year's event...
"If we can get those t-shirts paid for, their names will go back on the back side of these t-shirts to show the community that they're supporting the kids. And that's what it's for. Every bit that we raise, so if we make extra after the t-shirts from the sponsors or from participants, it goes back to the kids here."
Those interested in becoming a sponsor or who would like to donate a prize for the event may do so by contacting officer Kyle VanOterloo at the Spencer Police Department. More information on the event itself, along with pre-registration, is available by going to the department's Facebook page and clicking on the “events” tab.