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Many of the officers who taught workshops at the 2015 Writers’ Police Academy recently participated in the 50-mile Snowdrop Run, a charity fundraiser for pediatric cancer research and care. SWAT team members/WPA instructors ran in full SWAT gear. This, my friends, is exactly what the WPA is all about. We exist solely to help others—writers, student scholarships, etc.—, and thanks to you and our generous instructors, sponsors, and academy, we’re able to do just that. This further validates our decision to move the WPA to Appleton and FVTC.
To date we’ve donated well over $70,000.00 to our host colleges/academies. The funds go toward student scholarships (both degreed and certificate programs), and to help with funding for police, fire, EMS, and forensics education and training. So, when you sign up to attend the WPA, your dollars and donated raffle and auction items are used to help enrich and better the lives of others, and we thank you for your continued support.
Read more about the Snowdrop Run here.
The annual Writers’ Police Academy is now in its seventh year, and the memories we’ve created together are nothing short of wonderful.
Each year we strive to top the last, which is an extremely difficult challenge, but we always come through. The 2015 event is absolutely over-the-moon exciting! Believe me, we’ve pulled out all the stops.
The 2015 WPA is THE most action-packed, thrilling event we’ve ever produced, and due to a couple of recent cancellations we now have a few openings. So please hurry and sign up before those are gone. You do NOT want to miss this one of a kind event. There is nothing else like the WPA on the planet! Not even close.
But today, on Throwback Thursday, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few moments we’ve shared over the years. You know, those quiet and lazy times when the crickets are chirping, gentle breezes caress, and soft and soothing…gun blasts, police sirens, and laughter, lots of laughter are heard just outside your window.
Here’s how we roll…
*Images by a variety of photographers, including Patti Phillips, Julie Goyette, Quay Williams, and Molly Weston. I apologize if I’ve neglected to mention anyone. Thanks to you all!