The past Sunday, June 2nd, the Memorial Fund once again teamed up with Dover International Speedway® for our 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. More than 300 law enforcement officers, their families and supporters participated in our pre-race events which helped to raise more than $6,000 for the National Law Enforcement Museum Campaign. Pre-race activities included door prizes from the NLEOMF gift shop, bagpipes and drums, a Nascar® driver appearance, and the presentation of the NLEOMF Harley-Davidson raffle bike to it's winner Edwin H.!
Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet SS, stopped by to say a few words about the race and his experiences over the years on the track. Kurt was moved by the story of Sergeant Hector Ayala, a fallen officer from the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department. Hector's wife and son, Melissa Ayala and Hector Ayala Jr., came out to support the Memorial Fund and spoke poignantly to the gathered crowd about what the Memorial means to her and her children.
|Harley Raffle Winner Edwin H. and NLEOMF CEO Craig Floyd at Dover|