This year marks the 14th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. In an effort to make sure Americans do not forget the attacks of that day, and in order to honor the brave First Responders who made great sacrifices on our behalf, as well as those who stand ready to do so today, Interim Police Chief Mike Markle has announced the 5th annual Patriot 5K Run/Walk. The event will be held Friday, September 11, 2015 at North Shoreline Blvd. Event opens at 5 p.m. with a commemoration ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by the run at 6 p.m.
This commemoration is sponsored by Corpus Christi Police Foundation (CCPF), a 501(c) (3) whose mission is to create a safer Corpus Christi by strengthening the bond between the Corpus Christi Police Department and the citizens it serves. In an effort to include and encourage as many people as possible who wish to participate in honoring our First Responders, there will be no entry fee for participation again this year. Instead, participants will receive entry and a commemorative t-shirt complements of CCPF and its supporters.
Runner bibs will not be random numbers, but the badge numbers and/or names of the first responders who perished on September 11, 2001.
In order to cover the overhead expenses of the event, and to provide local supporters the opportunity to contribute to this meaningful commemoration of our public servants, we are seeking sponsors at the following levels:
FIRST ALARM - $5,000:
SECOND ALARM - $1,000:
- Business name/logo on back of t-shirt, banner at the start/finish line, and all subsequent advertising and press kits involvement.
- Business name/logo on sports towel
- Lunch with Interim Chief Markle, Chief Rocha and CCPF President, Jay Wise.
THIRD ALARM - $500:
- Business name/logo on back of t-shirt, banner at start/finish line, and all subsequent advertising and press kits involving event.
FOURTH ALARM - $250:
- Business name/logo on back of t-shirt and banner at start/finish line.
This event comes during a time when budget cuts affect all of our public servants. However, through generous organizations like yours, we are able to encourage everyone to unite and honor those who risk everything each day to protect us. If you are able to help make this event a reality, please contact Tom Brown at 361-886-2832 or via email at TomB@ccTexas.com. Please make checks payable to the Corpus Christi Police Foundation, and address them to P.O. Box 803, Corpus Christi, TX 78403.
On behalf of Interim Chief Markle and the board of directors of the Corpus Christi Police Foundation, we want to thank you for your generosity and your continued support of the mission of your Police Department.
Jay Wise, Foundation President
- Business name/logo on banner at start/finish line.