Law Enforcement Recruits Hold Footgolf Tournament for Injured or Fallen Officers

Valencia College’s Law Enforcement Academy Class 19-03 raised more than $1,800 for the families of injured or fallen police officers by holding a Footgolf Tournament on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. (Footgolf is a hybrid of golf and soccer.) Proceeds from the event — which attracted 54 players in 27, two-person teams — were donated to the family of Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia, who has been in a coma since June 2018 after a gunshot wound, and the family of Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, a Valencia graduate who died in the line of duty in 2017. Mother of Deputy Lewis, Norma Lewis, attended the event. The total amount donated to each family was $942.

“The event was fun-filled and provided a much-needed fun event for the recruits and friends to get together for a worthy cause,” shared Gregg Wynn, part-time instructor and academy class coordinator for the Criminal Justice Institute, and a sergeant with the Orange County Sheriff’s office. “The winner of the tournament was the team of Stamenic and Cordero with a score of -8 under par.”

Thank you to Law Enforcement Academy recruit Steve Crane for leading the effort.

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