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Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp Receives $8,000 Donation

July 18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2012

Recognizing the tremendous impact a summer camp can have on young lives, the Music City Chapter of the Harley Owners Group and Boswell’s Harley Davidson today presented Nashville’s Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp with an $8,000 donation.

For six weeks each summer, volunteer police officers host a total of 300 primarily inner-city youth in week-long camp sessions at a facility on Old Hickory Lake. Through sporting activities and enrichment sessions, the boys and girls learn the importance of teamwork, citizenship and making the right decisions.

“It is through the continued support of Harley owners and others in the community that these at-risk children have the opportunity in a safe environment to learn life skills that will benefit them for many years to come,” said MNPD Sergeant Robert Weaver, President of the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

“The Harley Owners Group is a strong supporter of our community outreach programs, including the FOP Youth Camp and our annual Christmas basket deliveries to the needy,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Nashville is a better place because of the Harley Owners’ involvement in charities that make a real difference in our city.”

The FOP Youth Camp has been helping mold young lives for more than 50 years. Citizens can contribute to the camp by logging onto http://www.nashvillefop.org.

FOP Youth Camp presented with check

Officer Nathan Lester chats with campers about the armored vehicle used by the SWAT team