We were extremely pleased to welcome over 3,000 people to BB&T Ballpark on October 21 for the second annual Winston-Salem Police Foundation Movie Night! In addition to cash donations, the WSPF also collected blankets for the Downtown Bike Patrol Blanket Drive and canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. To see photos from this fun event, please click here.
John Railey, the Journal Editorial Page Editor, featured the Winston-Salem Police Foundation in the September 10th Op/Ed of the Winston-Salem Journal. The piece highlights the Foundation’s newest initiative, Operation Sweet Reads.
In part, Scott Sewell, WSPF Board President, spoke of the potential impact of the Sweet Reads vehicle.
“He has introduced his son to some of the officers. “There are a lot of other kids that, for whatever reason, they’re afraid of police officers. But wouldn’t it be great if years from now you had a story about this Sweet Reads program, about a kid who became a police officer because of the connections he or she made through it?”
To read the full Journal Op/Ed, please click here.
To make a donation to the WSPF Operation Sweet Reads program, please click here.
The Winston-Salem Dash, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, are proud to announce a free Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, October 21. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the hit movie Sing beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free to the public; however, donations of cash or blankets are strongly encouraged for all attendees. All donations will go to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the Winston-Salem Police Department to be more effective in improving public safety. The Foundation focuses on community outreach, funding and raising resources to assist the Police Department in making Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life.
“We always enjoy bringing members of the police department and community together to create conversations about how we can continue to improve public safety in Winston-Salem,” said Scott Sewell, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. “BB&T Ballpark provides a perfect atmosphere for a fun-filled evening of learning and socializing.”
There will be free parking for all attendees, and concession stands throughout the facility will have food and beverages available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is permitted. The Kids Zone will also be open for free on Saturday, with several free carnival games featured on the concourse as well. Before the movie, district representatives of the Winston-Salem Police Department will have their various vehicles on display, including police cars, motorcycles, bike patrol bicycles and rescue/hazardous device vehicles. Members of the K-9 unit will be in attendance as well.
The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation are teaming up for the 2017 School Supply Giveaway! Join police officers and WSPF board members at four different locations around the city.
- Winston Mutual Building: 1225 East 5th Street
- District 1 Police Station: 7836 North Point Blvd.
- District 2 Police Station: 1539 Waughtown Street
- District 3 Police Station: 2393 Winterhaven Lane
The giveaway will take place Friday, August 11 starting at 10:00 a.m. First come, first served. Supplies are limited.
Click here to download the flyer.
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to partner with the Carver High School Millennial Scholars program. The Millennial Scholars Program affords at-risk male high school students the opportunity to tap into their unforeseen potential through structure and support-group-groups. MSP is dedicated to providing an environment that encourages growth and development while eradicating the negative stigma of young minority males. The MSP will focus on skills development that will help the mentee learn specific skill sets in order to develop him, add value to the organization and progress on his career path, as well as working on goal setting and career planning, problem solving and networking within the WInston-Salem community.
Operation Sweet Reads, a new initiative of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, is an effort to raise funds specifically for a new ice cream and book truck. This truck, when brought into service, will act a a major outreach tool of the Winston-Salem Police Department. The Department will use the “Sweet Reads” truck in many communities across the city to engage local children with ice cream and books, helping build relationships between kids and local officers, while at the same time promoting literacy and education!
This is a copy of the first Sweet Reads ad, as seen in the May Winston-Salem Monthly.
Thank you to Winston-Salem Monthly for featuring the WSPF in their May issue. The story gives a nice overview about the mission and current projects of the Police Foundation. To read the article, click here .
On Wednesday, March 8, Scott Sewell, Winston-Salem Police Foundation President, presented splecial plaques to the Co-employees of the Year and Officer of the Year along with Police Chief Barry Rountree. Scott stated that it was an honor to be on stage with the award recipients and thanked them for their service to the community. You can read about their stories here. Congratulations to forensic-service technician Ashley Schoonmaker and forensic-services supervisor Phillip Seats, who were named 2016 Employees of the Year and Officer Nick Powell who was named 2016 Officer of the Year!
(photos courtesy of @CityofWSpolice)
As part of the community outreach initiative, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, in partnership with the WSPD, is sponsoring two youth teams in the W.R. Anderson Elite Basketball League. The Foundation sponsorship covers the cost of league registration and uniforms for these two teams. The Police Foundation sponsorship also includes one dance team with the league. In addition, WSPD officers are volunteering their time assisting with the teams during games. Participating in youth programs such as this one is a great way for the Foundation, WSPD staff and kids to build positive relationships together, and acts at the foundation for a future Police Athletic League.
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation proudly supported the WSPD 2017 WSPD Promotion Ceremony by providing each WSPD ceremony participant with a special recognition plaque. These plaques mark a significant achievement for each recipient as they embark on a new chapter of their respective WSPD careers. The Foundation is able to support this project and others due to the generous support of several individuals, organizations and companies in 2016. Congratulations to all of the promoted WSPD employees! (more…)