Call for Speakers for our 2024 Summit. Submission closes March 15, 2024. To submit your application CLICK HERE

“LIGHT UP THE LAKE” EVENTS JULY 27 & 28 IN LAKE OSWEGO TO BENEFIT THE WOUNDED BLUE

AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE TAYLOR SWIFT AUTOGRAPHED GUITARS & ALASKA GOLD EXPEDITION WITH DISCOVERY CHANNEL

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT FOR OUR COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE

PORTLAND, OR – June 18, 2024 – The first annual “Light Up the Lake” celebration will take place over two nights, July 27 and 28, in Lake Oswego, OR. These two unforgettable evenings will feature a beautiful lakeside setting with amazing entertainment, food, local celebrities, and the opportunity to participate in a charity auction with some incredible items. These are events to promote unity around showing appreciation and support for the men and women in blue who courageously “serve and protect” our communities and to recognize the amazing work of The Wounded Blue organization, a national assistance and support organization for injured and disabled law enforcement officers.

“The Wounded Blue is so excited and grateful to Joanne Kantor and the ‘Light Up The Lake for The Wounded Blue’ committee for creating this incredible event in Lake Oswego,” stated The Wounded Blue Founder, Randy Sutton. “This community’s support for law enforcement and our injured and disabled police officers is inspiring.”

Country singer NATE BOTSFORD and his band will provide entertainment on July 27 for a distinctive VIP experience that includes a dinner hosted by PROLETARIATBUTCHERY and ZEPH SHEPARD, the “Facilitator of Meat Stuff”. This unique dining adventure will offer different stations including salting of the side of beef, sausage making, tartare prep, jambon, and many other delectable meats. New Zealand style ice cream with curated Willamette Valley berries from NICO’S will be on the menu for the perfect desert treat for a warm summer’s night by the lake. This special and intimate celebration will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 27th, 2024 VIP Event Tickets:  https://thewoundedblue.ejoinme.org/VIP24

The July 28 celebration at Millennium Park Plaza features a concert in the park, local food trucks, photobooth, door prizes and raffle.  Groove to the rhythm of Portland rock band STIM PAK as they deliver electrifying live music setting the stage for an evening of celebration and unity. This Party in the Park will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 28th, 2024 Millennium Park Event tickets:  https://thewoundedblue.ejoinme.org/ConcertReg24

“I could not be prouder of working with the founder of The Wounded Blue, Randy Sutton and Wounded Blue Ambassador and Oregon resident Detective Kim Frankel on the “The Light Up The Lake” signature fundraiser,” stated organizer Joanne Kantor. “They are extraordinary people who act with courage, honor, and self-sacrifice. Their strength, perseverance and dedication to law enforcement and mission, ‘Never Forgotten. Never Alone’ is what truly inspired me to help!”

The online charity auction features amazing items and experiences including Taylor Swift autographed guitars, an Alaska Gold Expedition with Discovery Channel’s Hoffman Family, training session with Olympic Wrestler and Ultimate Champion Hendo Henderson, an Electric “E” Bike with a charming sidecar, and epic trips to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, Breckenridge Mountain Getaway and Broadstone @ Scottsdale Quarter in the Arizona Valley. Additional autographed times include a “Slash” guitar, Conor McGregor UFC Glove and 1980 “Miracle” U.S. Olympic Hockey team jersey.

The Wounded Blue’s Mission is to improve the lives of injured and disabled Law Enforcement Officers. By working to de-stigmatize mental health within the law enforcement community through its Peer Advocate Support Program and community outreach, the Wounded Blue can ensure that you are never forgotten and never alone

MEDIA CONTACT:

SHARON PANNOZZO

spannozzo@mac.com

sharon@mermaidmedia-group.com

773-551-5985

Find Us

JOIN OUR SUMMIT

September 26 - 29, 2024

The 4th Annual National Law Enforcement Survival Summit
Featuring Keynote Speaker Travis Howze

Guest Speakers Include:

if you are in crisis, tap here