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Children of late law enforcement officers to receive scholarships from Gary Dudley Foundation at June 17 Church Brothers Car Show

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017 09:53 am
by Sally Bonneau

For immediate release:

EVENT DATE: Saturday June 17, 2017

For additional information:

Sally Bonneau, 317.965.5566/cell, 317.846.8965/office, sally@bpsindy.com

Children of late law enforcement officers to receive scholarships

from Gary Dudley Foundation at June 17 Church Brothers Car Show

INDIANAPOLIS Ten Indiana students whose law enforcement parents died in the line of duty will receive college scholarships during the 4th annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show to Benefit the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The car show takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Church Brothers Shadeland shop, 751 North Shadeland Avenue on Indianapolis east side.

The Foundation honors the memory of Indiana State Police Lt. Gary Dudley, who was killed while participating in a charity bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the state chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) in August 2006. Dudley's widow, Carolyn, established the Foundation shortly after her husbands death. To date, over $200,000 has been awarded to deserving students in Indiana.

The Dudley Foundation is the permanent beneficiary of the annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show. All proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation then Church Brothers Collision Repair matches the money raised by the show dollar-for-dollar. Based on previous shows, 200-250 vehicles are expected to participate.

Car show gates open at 7 am on June 17 with on-site registration from 7 to 11 am. (Pre-registration is available at lexington.zed-sites.com.) Cost is $20 per vehicle. The Indiana State Police will be on site en force with displays and demonstrations throughout the day, along with mascot appearances, the Pacers Fan Van from 8:30 to 10:30 am, vendor displays, and music by Donna's Rock & Roll Cruisin' Oldies. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site from Judge's Tip of the Rib BBQ, Bacon Station, Polpetta, Mr. Sprinkles ice cream, and Speedy Dog lemon shake-ups.

Former Indianapolis Colt and co-host of The Grady & Big Joe Show, 1070 The Fan's Joe Staysniak, will emcee the event, and Country Music Hall of Fame member and recently retired HANK-FM announcer JD Cannon will appear. Also on hand with his prized vehicle will be former Indiana Pacer and Survivor contestant Scot Pollard.

A total of 54 awards will be presented beginning at 2 pm: The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation Best of Show, the Church Brothers Collision Repair People's Choice, Best Paint, Best Foreign, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Modified/Ratrod, Best Ford, GM & Mopar (pre-1981), Best Ford, GM & Mopar (1981-present), DJ's Choice, and Top 40. Goodie buckets and dash plaques will be distributed to the first 200 to register.

The $3000 college scholarships will be presented during the noon hour. Recipients (and their late parents/departments) are:

Jonathan Bradway (Rod Bradway/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department)

Josiah Davis (James Davis/Butler University Police Department)

MacKenzie Deguch (Paul Deguch/South Bend Police Department)

Taylor Heck (Eryk Heck/Allen County Sheriff’s Department)

Joe Polizzotto (Nick Polizzotto/South Bend Police Department)

David Rorex (Dorian David Rorex/Gary Police Department)

Jean Gaston Stehr (Richard Gaston/Indiana State Police)

Emily Toney (Bill Toney/Beech Grove Police Department)

Jessica Toney (Bill Toney/Beech Grove Police Department)

Taylor Winzenread (Andrew Winzenread/Indiana State Police).

To pre-register for the car show or for additional information, visit lexington.zed-sites.com. Show rain date is Saturday, June 24.

Spectators are invited to join in the festivities throughout the day at no admission charge.

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