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June 24, 2014 > SWAT Challenge raises funds for charity

SWAT Challenge raises funds for charity

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll, Newark PD

The George Mark ChildrenÕs House in San Leandro received a donation of $25,000 during a check presentation on June 17. The funds were raised from the San Leandro Police DepartmentÕs 7th Annual SWAT Fitness Challenge held on May 29. The Newark Police Department earned 1st place on the ÒWeighted RunÓ SWAT event competition, out of the 40 total participating SWAT Teams. Overall, the Newark PD placed 26th at the SWAT Fitness Challenge.

More importantly, Newark PD raised the second largest amount for the George Mark ChildrenÕs House charity fundraiser, earning a total of $1,055 through donations prior to the competition event date. Thanks to all the Newark citizens who helped Newark PD by contributing towards the George Mark ChildrenÕs House! We exceeded our fundraising goal of $1,000 and we couldnÕt have done it without your help! Thank you!

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