Friday, January 31, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers Host 2nd Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

On Tuesday, January 28th 13,985 fans came out to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio to support and honor Ohio Law Enforcement in the 2nd Annual Cleveland Cavaliers Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

The Cavaliers played a great game against the New Orleans Pelicans, but unfortunately lost with a final score of 100-89.

During the pre-game festivities, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Honor Guard presented the colors during the National Anthem. In addition, the Cleveland Police Museum sponsored 25 children from the greater Cleveland area that were a part of the "High 5" tunnel, wherein the children got the opportunity to stand on the court and high-five Cavaliers players as they took the floor for pre-game warm-ups. Each participant received a special t-shirt and got to interact with players before the game.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Honor Guard
During halftime, a special ceremony took place at center court where Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd presented the Cavaliers' CEO Len Komoroski with a 2014 Memorial Fund Challenge coin and Memorial wall paper weight.

Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski and Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd
Representative from the following organizations were hosted in the owners suite of the Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena: Ohio Chiefs of Police, Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, Cuyahoga County Chiefs of Police, Cleveland Police Museum, Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland Clinic Police Department, Akron Police Department, Ohio DARE, Ohio HIDTA, Ohio State Highway Patrol, TSA and U.S. Secret Service. Our thanks to everyone who attended and helping promote the event.
Photo from the Owner's Suite
The Memorial Fund would like to extend a special thank you  to Cleveland Cavaliers owner Mr. Dan Gilbert, CEO Len Komoroski, Director of Security and Safety Brian Herbert and Account Representative David Kodish for their support to the Memorial Fund and for helping to put together a great event.

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