Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Presents $5,500 Check To FBI National Academy
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 27, 2016
Yellow Brick Road Run inspired Jail Break Race
BREVARD COUNTY , FLORIDA – This past week the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office presented a check in the amount of $5,500.00 to the FBI National Academy Alumni’s Charitable Foundation which was the proceeds raised from the first annual Nationwide “Yellow Brick Road Run.”
On July 15, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held our portion of the “Yellow Brick Road Run”. This run was an initiative of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates to raise money for the FBI National Academy Alumni’s Charitable Foundation.
The run, which was inspired by the “Yellow Brick Road Run” that is featured at the end of every National Academy Class, featured four different components. Participants could choice between running 1 mile, a 5k, 6.1 miles (length of the original Yellow Brick Road Run, or a half marathon (13.1 miles).
BCSO decided to take the yellow brick road inspiration one step further and created our own obstacle course utilizing components from the existing Jail Break Adventure Race Course.
Participation was primarily from BCSO employees, but representatives of Brevard County Fire Rescue, Melbourne Airport Police and Armor Medical Services were also on hand to help support a great cause.
As a result of everyone’s incredible efforts the members of our team donated $5,500.00 to the FBINAA Charitable Foundation.
Please join me in thanking Chief Mike Lewis and Commander Greg Purden who collectively put the event together and also everyone who came out to participate in the race to help raise funds for such a great cause.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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