Game of washers supports a local cause
Washers for Public Safety, a nonprofit organization that hosts washer tournaments for injured or fallen public safety personnel, will host a tournament for Officer Michael Vernon. The tournament will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant.
Washers for Public Safety was started in 2010 by three officers with the St. Charles Ranger Division. The group provides assistance to injured public safety officials, or families of fallen public safety officials, through donations and fundraisers, such as the washers tournament.
The tournament will be raising funds for Vernon, who was ambushed and shot three times on the morning of May 28 while searching for a burglary suspect. He remains in critical condition with a spinal cord injury.
The cost per team is $30. The first place prize is $100.00. Beverages will be available for purchase at the tournament to support the cause. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the first toss is at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information or to register your team.