Local chefs commit to Vittles for Vests fundraiser

Aug. 27 event supporting tactical vest package purchases for CSPD officers

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Shield616, is within $27,000 of its fundraising goal of $430,000 and more than a dozen local chefs will help bridge that gap during Vittles for Vests. The event takes place 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. In addition to local chefs the event features local wine vendors who will offer unique wine pairings with the bite-sized food samples.

“Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is extremely grateful to Chef Supansa Banker for her initiative and recruiting efforts, which have resulted in an event that is good for the palate and the police,” said Kyle Hybl, PFCS board chairman.

Participating chefs are:

  • Chef Supansa Banker with support from Colorado Springs police officers
  • Chef Patrick Nettle, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
  • Chef Patrick Robinson, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services
  • Chef Eric Brenner, Red Gravy
  • Chefs Mike Paradiso and Richard Carpenter, Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Department
  • Chef Kim Santo and junior chefs, Junior Chefs
  • Chef Greg Champagne, DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs
  • Chef Matt Richardson, American Culinary Federation, Pikes Peak Chapter
  • Chef Stephanie Van Wuffen, the Heavenly Dessert Co.
  • Chef Suwanna Sumnieng Meyer, CHAANG Thai

All proceeds will go toward purchasing Tactical Vest Packages for Colorado Springs Police officers.

Vittles for Vest sponsors include UCHealth-Memorial Hospital, UCCS-Public Safety Initiative, The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs, Blakely + Company and Northstar Bank.

For more information about the event, please contact Nicole Magic Soto, PFCS Executive Director, at (719) 577-7094. 

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. To RSVP, please click here.

32nd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon

Twenty-eight officers will be recognized during the 32nd Medal of Valor Luncheon. Officers will be presented the Medal of Honor, the Medal of Valor and the Distinguished Service Awards during the ceremony that will take place on Monday, November 20, 2017. 

The Medal of Valor Luncheon has a long standing reputation for showing the immense support our community has for our police officers and their families. The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs seeks to increase the impact of the local support by being the presenting sponsor of the luncheon. The board of directors are honored the Colorado Springs Police Department has given us the opportunity to take on such a meaningful endeavor in our first full year in existence.

It is the Foundation’s purpose to strengthen the services of the Colorado Springs Police Department, promote excellence within the department, and support public safety for the City of Colorado Springs. It is also our mission to build effective partnerships that support the Colorado Springs Police Department and our local community.

We take pride in the character and quality of our officers in Colorado Springs and hope you will assist us in showing them their efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and individual tickets.  Sponsorship levels and ticket prices are available on the right side of this page as well as the registration form. 

Please note: No tickets will be sold on the day of the luncheon.  Any cancellations received after November 12, 2017 will not be eligble for a refund.

To RSVP for the 32nd Annual Medal of valor, please click here.

Pictured below are the 2016 Medal of Valor and Distinguished Service award recipients.

Medal recipients