Law Enforcement Officers Weekend
Stress plays a major factor in our mental and physical health. Law enforcement officers need to take time away from work to enjoy themselves, their family and their friends. With that in mind, Austin developed the idea to create a 3 day event, in which active and retired officers, their friends and their family members could come together from across the country and Canada, and be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful, relaxing places on earth, Lake George, New York. - A three day event which would allow attendees to relax, unwind, compete in friendly competitions, educate themselves in law enforcement related seminars, partake in nightlife activities, pay their respects to fallen officers and above all, have fun in a family friendly, outdoor environment.
Law Enforcement Officers Weekend is open to ALL law enforcement officers (both active & retired), including (but not limited to): Police Officers, Corrections, Sheriff, Sheriff Deputy, Court Officers, Probation, Parole, Federal Agents / Federal Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Public Safety and all others that support the Thin Blue Line.
After approaching the Mayor of Lake George, Robert (Bob) Blais, New York State Corrections Officer John (Dave) Linehan, as well as a handful of other elected government officials, local business owners, the Lake George Chamber of Commerce and all of the surrounding law enforcement agencies, Austin's dream of creating such an event became a reality. Law Enforcement Officers Weekend was born. With amazing support from our committee and community partners, LEO Weekend was able to secure needed funding to not only get this event off the ground, but to also start a charitable, not-for-profit, 501c3 organization (pending).
Our mission is simple: To provide a fun, relaxing environment for all attendees to enjoy, as well as providing the families of fallen officers, or officers whom were seriously injured in the line of duty, the ability to come to Lake George on an all-expenses paid vacation to our annual Law Enforcement Officers Weekend. We strive to raise as much money as possible to bring as many families as possible to Lake George and experience the true power and beautiful, caring nature of the biggest family in the world, the Thin Blue Line.
Our first annual Law Enforcement Officers Weekend will take place from May 19th to the 21st in Lake George, NY. Registration is now open and more information can be found by going to www.LEOWeekend.com
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and we truly appreciate your support in making our mission become reality!
We hope to see you all in Lake George on May 19th!
We are continuing to raise money to help bring families of fallen law enforcement officers to LEO Weekend! So far we've raised $1,145.00 by 21 people in 2 months. How much more can we raise in 5 days? Donate TODAY!