The proceeds from the Howard County Bar Association’s Bowling with Badges event were delivered to the Howard County Police Foundation during a brief presentation on December 13. Bowling with Badges organizer Elizabeth Rosen and bar association President-elect Ryan J. Dymek presented a check for $4,500 to Police Foundation Chair Kyri Jacobs and Police Chief Gary L. Gardner in advance of a police briefing held at the Southern District Police Station.
Chief Gardner noted that since the bar association first created the charity event in 2011, more than $13,000 has been raised to support the non-profit police foundation that funds and promotes programs to improve public safety, and helps the families of injured and fallen officers. Gardner and Jacobs presented a certificate of appreciation to Rosen in thanks for the bar association’s fundraising support.
This year’s bowling event was held June 3 at Brunswick Columbia Lanes. The event brought together a diverse group of bowlers, comprised of prosecutors, police officers, lawyers, along with their families, who bowled the night away to raise funds for the police foundation.