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    Donation Made to Lackawanna College Police Academy Graduates

    Shown during the Lackawanna College Police Academy Graduation are, from left, Lackawanna College Police Academy Director John Chilleri, Never Forgotten Motorcycle Ride Director Joann Safursky, Class 237 Cadet Lieutenant John Russo, Class 237 Cadet Captian Katlyn Knebl, and Never Forgotten Ride Secretary Ann Cammerota.

    SCRANTON, Pa. – The Never Forgotten Motorcycle Ride public charity organization presented gift cards to ten Lackawanna College Police Academy Graduates from class 237 to help defer the costs of needed police equipment as they begin their Law Enforcement careers.

    We appreciate the support of our Police Academy cadets as they begin a rewarding career in law enforcement. Often, officers will need to take money out of their own pockets to purchase uniforms and other necessary equipment; this will definitely help lessen the financial burden,” said John Chilleri, Lackawanna College Police Academy Director.

    The Never Forgotten Motorcycle Ride is a non-profit charitable organization that was started in 2015 by Scranton police Officer Paul Stafursky to support families with loved ones who experienced hardships or died in the line of duty.

    The organization honors fallen first responders during its motorcycle ride event once a year. Funds are raised through sponsorships, in-kind gifts, t-shirt and pin sales, and raffles.

    “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, and in-kind donors, particularly Toyota of Scranton, for being our main sponsor, The Scranton Cultural Center for allowing us to start our ride there, Greg and Meghan Gagorik for providing breakfast, Thirst T’s in Olyphant for hosting the after party, and Lackawanna College Police Academy for giving us the venue to distribute gift certificates to graduating cadets,” said Ann Cammerota, Never Forgotten Motorcycle Ride Secretary.

    This year’s fourth annual Ride to Benefit First Responders will take place on Sunday, August 12, in memory of Scranton firefighter Captain James L. Robeson. Riders will meet at the Scranton Cultural Center for registration at 9 a.m. The ride begins at 11 a.m. and will conclude at Thirst T’s Bar and Grill, 120 Lincoln St, Olyphant, at 3 p.m. where supporters can join for food, fun, and entertainment.

    About Lackawanna College:

    Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.