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Raising Money for Police Unity Tour

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Federal agent Kevin Whalen held a Police Unity Tour fundraiser last Tuesday, April 16, at the Coyote Grill in Centreville. Raffled off was this Washington Capitals jersey. Holding banner (back row, from left) are City of Fairfax Police Officers Robert Mignon (K-9) and Jay Tolan (patrol). (Front row, from left) are Christine Castro, Coyote Grille; Kevin Whalen; U.S. Park Police Officer Lisa Marie Weisbaum and Randall Henderson, Coyote Grille. The event raised $1,000 in honor of Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung, for whom Whalen will be riding.

Centreville’s Kevin Whalen is bicycling 230 miles, May 10-12, in the Police Unity Tour (PUT) Virginia ride. It raises money and awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund and the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., honoring and remembering officers who’ve died in the line of duty.

So Whalen’s holding a fundraiser Thursday, April 25, at Glory Days Grill and the public’s invited to join in the fun. Glory Days is in the Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center off Braddock Road in Centreville. On that date, it will donate 10 percent of its total food sales from lunch, dinner and nighttime. And PUT riders and law-enforcement personnel will be guest bartending during the 6-10 p.m. happy hour.

Attendees will vie for raffle prizes of Redskins, Nationals and Caps jerseys, including a special Washington Capitals jersey signed by the team. There’s also a signed jersey from Redskin Brian Orakpo, and Redskin players may appear in person. Cash and check donations to the Police Unity Tour will be accepted.

For more information, contact Whalen at kevwhalens@gmail.com. For PUT information, visit www.policeunitytourchapter4.com. To donate and sponsor his ride, go to www.firstgiving.com and search for Whalen’s PUT Chapter IV Ride.

— Bonnie Hobbs