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|Pictured above are Steve Grist, President of CornerStone Bank and Lori Turner, Vice Chairman of Lexington Police Foundation|
|Lexington Police Foundation Hot Pursuit 5K Event Slated for April 2018|
Lexington, VA (Feb. 1, 2018) - The Lexington Police Foundation will be hosting its first ever Hot Pursuit 5K. The 5K run/walk will start at 10:30 a.m. on April 21st, 2018.
This fundraiser is a chip-timed event and will be held at the Virginia Horse Center. Pre-registration for adults and kids aged 13-18 is $25, children 12 and under are free. Local university students may participate for a discounted fee of $15. Pricing includes an event t-shirt, lunch, and free entrance to a concert held that evening. Pre-registration cutoff is March 15th to receive discounts and t-shirts. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in ten age categories.
Following the 5K event, teams from law enforcement agencies from around Virginia will compete for the trophy in the â€śPolice Challenge Games.â€ť Police departments and sheriffâ€™s offices from around Virginia will compete against each other in physical events to see who is the best in the Commonwealth.
The Hot Pursuit event is a celebration in honor of the Lexington Police Departmentâ€™s 150th anniversary. The day will close with an evening community concert event featuring The Cross-Eyed Cats. This concert, which is open to the public, runs from 6 to 9 p.m.â€‹ Tickets for the concert are $5, while children 12 and under are free. Race participants receive a complimentary ticket and can purchase additional tickets as needed.
For 8 years the Lexington Police Foundation has provided special resources to the Department to help develop innovative programs and projects. The Foundation has also provided assistance and support to our police officers through scholarships, supplemental training and other programs which support the officers and their families.
Recent Lexington Police Foundation accomplishments include the purchase of new winter coats for officers, the purchase of tourniquet holders for officersâ€™ duty belts, and tuition assistance to officers working toward college degrees.
Future plans include the purchase of new police bicycles in support of the departmentâ€™s Community Policing goals, a live scan fingerprinting system, new fitness equipment for officers, and continuing education support as well as community awareness and support programs.
CornerStone Bank is the title sponsor for the Hot Pursuit event. â€śWe could not be more thankful to Steve Grist and Cornerstone Bank for supporting our event. This sponsorship shows the Lexington Police Department that their service and sacrifice is recognized and appreciated,â€ť said Lori Turner (Event Coordinator) and Vice Chairman of the LPF Board of Directors.
â€śWe are pleased to have the opportunity to support a top-notch police force that is completely dedicated to our security and well-being. CornerStone Bank is excited be a part of this initiative that will provide assistance to those who keep us safe,â€ť said Steve Grist, President of Cornerstone Bank.
To participate in the event or be a sponsor, visit the website at www.hotpursuit5K.org. Donations to the LPF can also can be mailed to: Lexington Police Foundation, P.O. Box 808, Lexington, Virginia 24450, or you may also contribute online at www.lexingtonpolicefoundation.org.
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