(UPDATE) 5/7/2011 By Danielle Sommerfeld 8:02pm
64 Law Enforcement from all over the South East States rode motorcycles full throttle to save lives.
The event started Wednesday and is a mixture of safety training for officers and a charity for the Special Olympics.
Today, the east parking lot of Doak Campbell Stadium was used as a course for officers to show off what they learned.
Charley Strickland the Treasurer for the Capital City Challenge says, the money is not totaled yet but it looks like they have at least $10,000 to donate.
The total amount being donated will be announced at a press conference next month.
TPD PRESS RELEASE
The Tallahassee Police Department, with the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State University Police Department, will host the 7th Annual Capital City Challenge. The event will be held this Saturday, May 7th, in the east parking lot of Doak Campbell Stadium. Competition begins at 8:00AM and will wrap up around 5:00PM.
Law Enforcement Officers from around the southeast will compete by riding their police motorcycles through challenging obstacle courses. Competitors will spend the day running several courses as they compete for 1st place honors. Additional events include a challenge ride, tether ride, team slow ride, and team relay.
There will be a raffle for a customized golf cart and trailer, as well as plenty of food and merchandise vendors. This event benefits Special Olympics Leon County.
Please come out and support these officers and Special Olympics Leon County. More information is available at www.capitalcitychallenge.com or 850-339-3840.