Local police officers are raising money for the 2017 Police Unity Tour, an upcoming bicycle ride to honor officers killed in the line of duty. Officers from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson police are scheduled to participate in the 300-mile ride this May that goes from New Jersey to Washington, D.C.
A benefit concert featuring country music’s Keith Anderson is scheduled for Friday March 10th at 9PM at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country inside Town Square. Tickets are $25. “When the local chapter of the Unity Tour approached us about a benefit concert, we jumped right on it,” said Chris Lowden, owner of Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, “our goal is to raise enough money in one night so every man and woman who wants to participate can do so.”
“Last year we had about two dozen participate and this year we anticipate about 20 riders,” said Richard Golgart, a Police Unity Tour spokesman. “Nationally, we lost 140 police officers last year and this month we lost North Las Vegas Detective Chad Parque while in the line of duty. We want to bring awareness to the ultimate sacrifice so many men and women make,” continued Golgart.
Each rider needs $1850 to participate in the ride. “Our goal is to raise $40,000 so that our police can focus on training for their ride and not how they’re getting to the ride,” said Lowden. The benefit concert will include an auction as well with items donated from local media and businesses.
Tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 day of the event.
ABOUT THE POLICE UNITY TOUR
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. The organization has 2,000 members nationwide and raised over $2 million dollars last year.
ABOUT STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY
The World Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot stomping good ole time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables and more. Located at Town Square, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a 19,000 square foot high-energy nightclub that features a 2,000 square foot dance floor and 570 square foot stage for dancing and performances, along with a state of the art sound system, live bands and the industry’s leading DJs. Open Thursday through Saturday, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country offers special promotions including the World Famous Ladies Night on Thursdays where ladies drink for just $1 and Fresh Country Fridays with live music from the latest and greatest in country music. Doors open at 7 p.m. and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.