3rd Annual Back the Blue a Huge Success for Cops Connecting With Kids
This past Saturday, literally HUNDREDS of Evansville Area Jeepers and their Jeeps drove in a police-escorted caravan from Mount Vernon, Indiana to Henderson, Kentucky for the third annual Back the Blue event to benefit Cops Connecting with Kids.
Once they arrived to an open fairground just behind Audobon Chrysler Center in Henderson, they were greeted with an incredible party! There was an obstacle course for their Jeeps to venture, complete with dirt ramps and old Evansville Police Department cars to crush and "flex" on! There was also food from Hawg-N-Sauce, a DJ, live music, a kids zone for the kids, and so much more!
That's what the whole event was about, too... THE KIDS! Cops Connecting with Kids has been an Evansville event for several years. It takes kids from underprivileged homes/neighborhoods, kids who are doing well in school and setting good examples and making good decisions, and taking them on a field trip to Disney World with several officers from the EPD. This year, the event is expanding to include kids from the Henderson County School District and the Henderson Police Department in Kentucky! But of course, all of these trips require a great deal of funds. So, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Back the Blue event from the Evansville Area Jeepers and Audobon Chrysler Center!
Here is a little tour of everything that was available at the event!