Bailey, Colo. - Lots of fun expected at charity basketball game benefitting the Fallen Officer Fund of Park County Foundation. Everyone is invited to attend.
Park County Sheriff’s Office vs. Platte Canyon High School Huskies. Teachers, staff and students will take on the Park County Sheriff’s Office and Platte Canyon Fire District members in what promises to be a fun and entertaining game. Early competitiveness is showing in both of the teams. Captain Korthuis of the Huskies has announced she is bringing in celebrity alumni, Blake Horstmann, recently staring in Bachelor in Paradise. Blake was born and raised in Bailey. He graduated from Platte Canyon High School. Korthuis stated “Blake participated in sports all through high school and college and is great at basketball.” Under Sheriff Spodyak stated, “We are really excited to add a celebrity to our roster as well. Mark Randall played basketball at Cherry Creek High School, the University of Kansas and with the Denver Nuggets. Mark is a welcome addition.” The referees include Joe Burgett, Platte Canyon Fire District Chief; Mike Schmidt, Platte Canyon High School Superintendent/Principal; and Lance Gunkel, Platte Canyon High School Teacher and Head Football Coach. Kids will be able to try their luck with half-court shots at halftime.
When: September 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Platte Canyon High School Gymnasium, Bailey, Colorado
Donation: Cash or check donation is appreciated at the door for the Fallen Officer Fund of Park County – a 501(C)3 Foundation
Platte Canyon High School Huskies, Captain Ryan Korthuis, Celebrity Alumni "Ringer" - Blake Horstmann, recently staring in Bachelor in Paradise
Park County Sheriff's Office, Captain Undersheriff Steve Spodyak, Celebrity Denver Nuggets Ambassador "Ringer" - Mark Randall
What is the Fallen Officer Fund of Park County? The Foundation is organized exclusively for providing financial grants for law enforcement members and/or the spouse, parents, significant partner and children of law enforcement members killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Exposure to trauma, horrific accidents and shootings are leading to mental health struggles that often go untreated. The rate of PTSD and depression for police and firefighters is five times higher than the civilian population. The Foundation recognizes that death by suicide can be considered death in the line of duty. This fund was established to ensure the proper support and emotional care for families of law enforcement members from Fairplay Police, Alma Police, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Donations can be made to the Fallen Officer Fund of Park County, PO Box 382, Fairplay, Co 80440.