Columbia K-9 Unit Benefits from Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
The people of Columbia, S.C., came out to the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Two Notch Road in full force to support their local law enforcement, have their children fingerprinted, and meet the dogs that
make up the Richland County Sheriff's Department's K-9 unit.
The evening event drew people from all over the region who came to sample Chick-fil-A food, play games and enjoy the family atmosphere. "This was a great way for us to get our local law enforcement
officers out to our restaurant, and to give our guests a chance to interact with members of the sheriff’s department and the K-9 unit," says Don Ball, owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A at Two Notch Road.
Officers held doors for guests, who were able to have their children fingerprinted free as part of the department’s KIDPRINT program. "If children get lost or kidnapped, those fingerprints can
make all the difference," says Chick-fil-A Restaurant Marketing Director Kim Rich.
Children also had the opportunity to explore police vehicles and meet the dogs from the Richland County K-9 unit. "It was a very successful event," Don says. "We had one guest who heard about the
event on the radio, came out, and was so impressed with Chick-fil-A, our service and local law enforcement, that he donated $3,300 on behalf of Chick-fil-A." Ball chipped in an additional
$500 and rounded the gift off at $3,800.
A Charitable Chick-fil-A
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