K9s For Cops Presents “An Evening with the Stars” Memorial Banquet
Featuring David A.R. White, Star of the “God’s Not Dead” Film Series
Tickets now available for the annual fundraiser event on Saturday, September 29.
LAKELAND, FLA. – The Estates at Carpenters and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are proud to present the sixth annual “An Evening with the Stars” to benefit K9s for Cops. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, September 29 at The Lone Palm Golf and Country Club. A VIP Reception and Silent Auction Preview starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds will help K9s for Cops purchase police dogs for the Polk County Sheriff’s K9 Unit. Dinner tickets are $55 per person. Dinner & VIP Reception tickets are $105.
David A.R White, a founding partner of Pure Flix Entertainment, is this year’s featured speaker. With many credits to his name, Mr. White’s career hit new heights in 2014 with the release of the Pure Flix “God’s Not Dead” film series, in which he also starred. It soon became one of the most successful independent faith-based films of all time, making Pure Flix the most successful Christian film production company in the industry.
Crossfire Gospel Quartet will be the featured musical guests, and as always, Sheriff Judd will be a special guest speaker at the event. The event will also include a fun meet-and-greet with the K9 Units.
This year’s event marks the 12th Anniversary of the passing of Deputy Matt Williams and his K9 partner DiOGi who were killed in the line of duty. The event was started to honor Deputy Williams, DiOGi and all our law enforcement officers that protect our community every day. As of March 2018, K9 for Cops has raised over $120,000 and purchased 13 dogs for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Robare at 863.370.9172 or email [email protected]. To donate, make checks payable to The Estates at Carpenters and designate K9s for Cops in the memo line. Tax ID #59-2347336.
About K9s for Cops
K9s for Cops is a charitable partnership between The Estates at Carpenters, the area’s premier not-for-profit Life Plan Community, and the Polk County Sheriff’s K9 Unit. The organization was formed to show appreciation for the dedication and commitment of local law enforcement officers and to help offset the costs of purchasing dogs for the unit. The average cost of a K9 dog is $8,500. K9s for Cops was founded in 2011 and as of 2018 has purchased 13 dogs for the Unit.
K9s for Cops was born out of The Estates at Carpenters’ social accountability efforts and commitment to a philanthropic mission. Through the Carpenters Cares program, The Estates at Carpenters allocates the commitment of time, expense, and capital to making a difference in the lives of residents, staff, families and community.