Friday, June 4, 2010

Some fun fund-raisers for KCPD programs this weekend

Two non-profit groups that support KCPD and area youth are presenting some fun fund-raisers this weekend I wanted to let you know about.

Police Athletic League (PAL) Motorcycle Rally
Registration for the PAL Motorcycle Rally starts at 8 a.m. tomorrow, June 5, at the PAL Center, 1801 White Ave. Proceeds from this event will benefit the PAL Youth Boxing Program to send six boxers to the National PAL Boxing Tournament in October 2010. This is a great program for urban-core kids to put their energy and strength into something that helps them develop skill and discipline.

The first bikes will leave the PAL Center at about 9 a.m. Suggested donations are $30 for riders and $20 for passengers. The event will begin and end at the PAL Center after making three stops in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. If you have questions about the event, e-mail Officer Shawnie Nix at or Sergeant Martin Cobbinah at

Friends of the Kansas City Mounted Patrol Disc Golf Tournament
Also on Saturday morning will be the Second Annual Disc Golf Tourney sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Mounted Patrol, a nonprofit group that supports our Mounted Patrol Unit. Some of the things they've done in the past include buying riot gear for horses, paying for the officers to attend training from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, barn updates, unexpected medical care for the horses and other things the Department wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

If you prefer Frisbee to motorcycles, this event is the place for you. The Disc Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8 a.m. at the Thornfield Disc Golf Course at 6701 W. 167th St. in Stilwell, Kan. A shotgun start will take place at 9 a.m. An entry fee of $200 for a 4-person team includes a disc golf pro and lunch. Individual golfers can enter for $50, which includes lunch. There will be awards for the 4-person ProAm Scramble 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, as well as individual contests. Practice holes are available prior to the 9 a.m. shotgun start. Other activities will include kids’ games, disc golf demonstrations, a silent auction and an opportunity to meet the Mounted Patrol officers and horses. The event will feature a demonstration by the Mounted Patrol. Special presentations and awards will be hosted by Larry Moore of KMBC Channel 9.

Thanks for your support of the programs of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department!