When it comes to raising money for the United Way the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office notoriously does whatever it takes to raise money. This year’s goal for the Sheriff ’s Office is $35,000.
“We understand not everyone can or wants to give out of their pay checks. That’s why we sell food and come up with events to raise money,” said CCSO Campaign cochair Deputy Darrin Harvey.
So far this year the CCSO United Way committee has organized two breakfast sales and Administrative Assistant Stephanie King’s homemade brownies always help bring in the dough.
On November 12, the CCSO and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are teaming up for a fundraiser. The winner of the “Battle of the Badges” basketball game will get 75% of the money from ticket sales for their United Way campaign.
Deputy Nicole Mitchell is organizing the game. “This is all about bragging rights. We have a real strong team and I know we are going to win,” Mitchell said.
The game will be held at the Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s gymnasium on Chatham Parkway. The tipoff is at 10 a.m. and tickets are $5 each.