Two special fundraising events deemed giant success

Tom Kennedy

On May 2 Dave and Buster’s in the Galleria held a law enforcement appreciation day for all Houston area officers and support personnel, benefiting the Assist the Officer Foundation.

Alice Smith, Dave and Buster’s special events consultant, said more than 700 officers and their family members took advantage of the free games and buffet and participated in the door prize giveaways.

The event raised more than $2,000 to enable the ATO to help HPD officers and their families in critical times, especially during the recovery period after serious line-of-duty injuries.

On May 6 Under the Radar brewery, located at 1506 Truxillo, sponsored a fund-raiser for ATO. Officers and civilians mingled throughout the day, enjoying beer, crawfish and live music.

Ned Davis, co-founder of Under the Radar Brewery, said he looks forward to making this a yearly event.  Money raised will be used to support the efforts of Assist the Officer.

The special event pint created for the event along with a law enforcement t-shirt are still available for purchase on the third floor of the Union building.