On Monday, July 17, 2017, PLEA hosted a benefit cookout on behalf of Phoenix Police Officer James Wolfenden, who was critically injured in an on-duty vehicle collision earlier this year on Father’s Day.
Facilitated by officers from the Cactus Park Precinct, the fundraiser ran from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to accommodate all three shifts, including Officer Wolfenden’s squad. Nearly $10,000 was raised from contributions received at the cookout as well as online donations made through PLEA Charities.
Thank you to everyone who attended the cookout or made a donation. A special thank you to the individuals, businesses and groups who volunteered at the event, donated raffle prizes or otherwise provided resources.