On Saturday, August 24, 2019, our club sponsored and participated in the Hot Pursuit 5K walk/run organized by the Brookhaven Police Department. The club, through its Foundation, donated $1000 to sponsor 10 running spots for the 5K Run. The funds raised through the 5K run are used by the Brookhaven Police Department to help officers participate in the "Shop with a Badge" program where policemen take a needy child or children shopping before Christmas. Our club member, Chief Gary Yandura, reports that the Shop with a Badge program is an extremely rewarding and successful community relations program for his Police Department.
Brookhaven Rotary Club had a tent and table at the event and promoted community awareness of our Club and its activities.