PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Police Department participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday, Aug. 22.
Now, the city is localizing the event with special Ice Bucket Chill Out Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave N, Pinellas Park.
Proceeds from the local Chill Out Challenge will benefit Pinellas Park Elementary.
All city employees and the public are invited to participate in the Chill Out Challenge. They are asked to make a minimum of a $5 donation or two hours of time to tutor a student in need.
Police department challenge
Pinellas Park's Assistant Police Chief Michael Haworth had ice water dumped over his head by Chief Dorene Thomas Aug. 22, as he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Pinellas Park Councilman Rick Butler.
Two other officers participated.
Pinellas Park police Cpl. Joseph Doswell helped by dumping ice water on officers Stephen Jacobsen and William McCullough. Then Jacobsen and McCullough returned the favor dumping icy water on Doswell.
Haworth passed the challenge to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas Park Public Works Administrator Bart Diebold and his sister-in-law, Gwyn Grafe.†
For more information on the ALS challenge, visit alsa.org.