The Newburgh Police Foundation is holding a golf scramble at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday, July 5. The event is being held during the 4th of July weekend to benefit the Police Foundation and raise funds for its various causes with twenty-five teams slotted to participate in the golf scramble.

The Newburgh Police Foundation was founded in March 2021 and is hosting the event for the first time.

The event begins at 11 a.m. for lunch followed by a shotgun start at noon. Alongside the golf event, the schedule includes a silent auction for items donated to the cause such as gift baskets, gift cards and a leaf blower.

The top three finishers in the scramble will receive prizes.

The goal of the newly founded Newburgh Police Foundation is to provide financial assistance to the Newburgh Police Department where needed while also giving back to the community through various programs and events.

According to Major Jonathon Scully, of the Newburgh Police Department, the department relies heavily on donations to fund their K-9 unit. The fees to run a K-9 unit can quickly grow exorbitant, with the total cost of training, equipment and other fees totaling over $20,000.

In addition, the department has to pay for food and veterinarian fees in order to maintain the program.

According to Scully, the department frequently goes out of pocket to cover costs of the program but as the prices begin to add up, they often ask for donations to keep the K-9 unit running.

A goal for the new foundation is to create an easier avenue for the police department to raise funds for equipment and programs.

In addition to contributing funds to the police department on an “as needed basis,” the foundation plans to begin giving back to the public through scholarships and donations to local businesses and groups in an effort to work more closely with the community.

The police foundation is expecting over 100 attendees between the staff helping to run the golf scramble and participating teams.

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