7th Annual Gala will be Friday, Feb 7, 2020
Grappone Conference Center- Concord, NH
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
7th Annual Gala
to Support the NH Police Cadet Training Academy
The 6th Annual Gala to Support the NH Police Cadet Training Academy was held on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Grappone Center of the Courtyard Marriott in Concord.
300 people attended and enjoyed a fun evening out, featuring a delicious buffet dinner and dancing. There was a lot of dancing to music, generously provided for the 6th year, by Captain Tim Cohen of the Lebanon Police Department. Many businesses donated a vast number of items for our raffle and silent auction, the proceeds of which go toward the $60,000 or more it costs to run the Cadet Academy each year.
Capt. David Holmstock of the Durham Police Department was recognized for his many years of service and dedication to the Cadet Academy by being awarded the Richard Sexton Commander's Service Award. Capt. Holmstock served as a staff member before becoming the Advanced Academy Assistant Commander. He initiated many of the traditions of the Advanced Academy, all of which are still in practice today.
Each year, a former Cadet is invited to speak about their Cadet Academy experience and how it has impacted their career and life. We were most pleased to have Sgt. Glenn Lucas of the NH Fish & Game Department as the keynote speaker. Glenn was a 3-year graduate of the program in the early 2000's and is now one of the regularly featured Conservation Officers on the Animal Planet's reality television show North Woods Law.
With us again, as she has been for every Gala, was Jennifer Rabbitt Zalenski of JRZ Photography. Check out the photo gallery she created of this and past Galas!
We are very grateful to our many sponsors and donors who for provided monetary donations as well as items and services to put in our raffle and silent auction. Sponsors & Donors are now being sought for the 2020 Gala. Won't you please consider joining our partnership? Click here to download a Sponsor & Donor Information Packet.
Click here to check out the businesses who donated goods and services for our raffle and silent auction rooms! - COMING SOON
Commander Sponsor - $15,000.00
Assistant Commander Sponsor- $10,000
Leadership Sponsor - $7,500.00
Advanced Sponsor - $5,000.00
Physical Training Sponsor - $3,500.00
Uniform Sponsor - $3,000.00
Basic Sponsor - $2,500.00
Squad Sponsor - $2,000.00
Program Sponsor - $1,500.00
Professional Association Sponsor - $1,000.00
Advisor Sponsor - $500.00
Cadet Sponsor- $350.00
Donors-any amount under $350
The 2019 Winter Gala Committee
(Sitting L-R) Jackie McIver*- Committee Chair, Jill Carroll*
(Standing L-R) Jac Pelletier, Mike Cassidy*, Steve Marshall, Pierre Pouliot*,
Josh Fisher*, Val Crone, Justin Rowe*- Academy Commander, Dawn Shea
*- Program graduate as a youth