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  Bowling Fundraiser Brings Cops and Kids Together

Apr 02, 2012 14:36 ET

More than 90 people competed in the third ProAction Cops & Kids bowling challenge, an annual charity event that was right up everyone’s alley. Teams faced off for a chance to play Chief Ewles’ team and take home the trophy.

Members of the Durham Regional Police joined youth and the community for the event at NEB’s Fun World in Oshawa. While the competition was fierce, officers from Central West Division won the chance to play Chief Mike Ewles and his team of Deputy Chief Scott Burns, CAO Stan MacLellan, Inspector Dave Wilson and civilian member Sue Sartain. All played well but the Central West team ultimately claimed victory.

A team spirit was also awarded to “The Pinheads,” consisting of D/Cst. Brandon Stanway, Csts. Jeff Tucker, Stef Puckrin, Erin Antaya and Holly Rice, and civilian participants Brandon Horne and Nicholas Cormier-Willowby.

While the event was fun for all involved, this year’s high turnout emphasizes DRP’s commitment to the ProAction Cops & Kids initiative of bringing officers and youth together for great causes.

“The ProAction Cops & Kids bowling challenge is a means to educate and engage our business community and community partners on the great programs and the interaction that occur between police and youth,” said Insp. Wilson, Co-Chair of the event. “We believe that establishing positive relationships between cops and kids will strengthen our community today and in the future.”

This year’s event raised over $15,000, more than the collective total of previous years. The Durham Regional Police would like to thank all the organizers, sponsors, community partners, participants and volunteers who made this event such a great success.

For more information on ProAction Cops & Kids, please visit their website.

Below are attached files.
bowling thumb (JPG file, 41.2K bytes)
Winners from Central West Division and Chief Ewles’ team. (JPG file, 360.4K bytes)
Chief Ewles accepts an award of recognition from ProAction Cops & Kids. (JPG file, 421.2K bytes)