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MEDIA RELEASE Mile of Quarters Event for Special

Media Release Number: 150501-01
May 01, 2015

HUNTERSVILLE, NC: The Huntersville Police Department will be hosting a fundraising event
called Mile of Quarters to benefit the North Carolina Special Olympics. The police
department will partner with six area elementary schools within Huntersville, NC to put on
this event. The event will kick off on Monday May 04, 2015 and run through Friday May 15,
Here are some fun facts about this event: there are 5,280 feet in one mile. It takes 12
quarters ($3.00) to equal one foot. It will take 63,360 quarters to equal one mile if placed
side by side. One mile of quarters equals $15,840.00.
Students will be asked to bring in quarters to purchase foot icons in hopes of equaling
one mile of quarters. The area principals, teachers, staff and students are all excited about
this fundraising event aimed at supporting the many Special Olympians in our local
schools. This event is an opportunity for the students to give and support their fellow
classmates and friends involved in the NC Special Olympics.
The Huntersville Police Department is requesting media coverage for this event. Please
contact Lieutenant Andrew Dempski at 704-464-5388 or for
coverage of this event.
Please see the attached flyer for more details.

The Mission of the Huntersville Police Department, through a Community Policing Partnership, is to improve the quality of life
and provide a sense of safety and security in our community, through the delivery of outstanding services with the highest
standards of Honor, Professionalism, and Dedication to Duty.