Cocoa Police, Cocoa Community First Take 30 Kids To Disney For Memorable Trip
By Space Coast Daily // August 7, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Thirty children paired with police officers, department employees and Disney staff hit the highway on Wednesday for a daylong trip to Walt Disney World.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Thirty children paired with police officers, department employees and Disney staff hit the highway on Wednesday for a daylong trip to Walt Disney World.
The trip was sponsored in part by the Walt Disney Company which provided free entry to the park for the children and was funded in part through the Cocoa Community First non-profit charity.
Christ Central Church provided transportation by loaning out its bus for the day and many, if not all, of the children have never been to the Disney theme park. Most of the kids would have never had the opportunity to do so without the help of Cocoa’s community partners.
ABOVE VIDEO: Highlights from the day of excitement.
The children spent the day in the park grouped with a police officer and several Disney chaperones. The Cocoa Community First non-profit provided meals for the children.
“We are very excited and so are the children,” said Officer Chris Hattaway.
“We are so excited to be able to be part of creating some really great memories with these kids. It is such a privilege to be able to do this with them.”
Serving as police chaperones are Corporal Wil Stephenson who will be putting his commercial driver’s license to use by driving the bus.
Community Resource Officer Chris Hattaway, Officer and Traffic Homicide Investigator Amanda Torello, Lieutenant Mark Oenbrink and Crime Analyst Delaity Henson will also serve as chaperones for the day.