The Manchester Township Police proudly presented a donation to Ocean of Love on Wednesday, July 29, from funds raised during the inaugural Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge.
Detective David Fusaro and Patrolman Charles Gatnarek, organizers of the fitness challenge held at Harry Wright Lake in June, presented Ocean of Love Assistant Director Theresa Segui with a check for $2,550. Assistant Director Segui said that the money will aid the non-profit charitable organization in its mission to help Ocean County children with cancer and their families lead more normal lives.
“The fitness challenge was a nice idea as it united a bunch of local towns. It was also a unique idea for a fundraiser and we were very excited about it,” said Assistant Director Segui.
In total, nearly $6,000 was raised during the fitness challenge, which put officers through grueling physical tests. In addition to the Ocean of Love charity, the funds will also benefit the not for profit Manchester Township Police Foundation and its programs. The officers were proud to work together and compete for these worthy causes.
“For our first year, we were more than happy with the turnout and the amount of money raised,” said Patrolman Gatnarek. The Manchester Township Police is appreciative of everyone who participated and is looking forward to making the Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge an annual event.
To make a donation to Ocean of Love at any time, or to learn more about the organization, please visit their website at www.oceanoflove.org. More information about the Manchester Township Police Foundation is available through the “Police Foundation” link at www.manchesterpolicenj.com.