National Night Out Dance Marathon Fundraiser

Courtesy of Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Barbara Gellman:

Save the date – August 1, 2017, for National Night Out. This is a major fundraiser for the San Diego Police Department. They need several major equipment items that are not included in the budget. We, as a community, along with Clairemont through Neighborhood Watch, are inviting residents to attend this high energy event.

There will be food trucks, prizes and surprises. Put on your dancing shoes and show everyone your best moves on the dance floor; see if you have the stamina to last 2 hours. For more information, contact Barbara Gellman at

What is the Mission of National Night Out? To celebrate and bring the community together and enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. We stand together against crime.

Why a Fundraiser? Our police need added equipment for protection that the city budget does not provide. As a Neighborhood Watch community, concerned with safety, this is an ideal setting for a fundraiser that involves the entire community in support of those who work so hard to protect us.

How does it work? You can register and sign up as a sponsor at Anyone can sponsor family, friends, business, organization; you name it. You can have several sponsors the more the better! There will be a prize for the person or group who earns the most from sponsors during the 2 hours of dancing.

Who handles the money? The website will have a direct link to The San Diego Police Foundation website and they will manage all donations. The Foundation is an independent 501 (c3) nonprofit organization providing support for efforts that enhance police/community relations, crime prevention and public safety through grant funding for specialized equipment, training and cooperative community programs. The money raised from this event will be earmarked specifically for SDPD.

Those who wish to donate to the San Diego Police Foundation without sponsoring anyone can do so on the San Diego Police Foundation website Go to donations and complete the donations form. Type in NNO (National Night Out) SDPD in the space where it asks if you would like your gift directed to a specific program.

Who else will benefit? EdUCate! will receive 10% of the profits from the sales at the Food Trucks that will be present. Kids and adults, there’s a spot waiting for you to show off your dance moves for a great cause, let’s burst out and celebrate! Even if you don’t line up sponsors, you can still dance yourself into a sweat and just donate at the park; a table will be set up with a representative from the San Diego Police Foundation; everyone is welcomed.

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