CopStache raises more than $15K for Abington PAL.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Abington police officers are almost finished embarrassing themselves in the name of charity — though some are pulling the look off.
Will Abington Police Chief Bill Kelly really have his mustache of 38 years shaved off? The community will find out at the CopStache beef and beer event March 18 at the North Penn VFW. If the more than 30 participating Abington police officers raise more than $10,000 as part of the mustache growing contest known as CopStache, Kelly will shave off his mustache. The money raised will benefit the Abington Police Athletic League, as well as the Abington Township Police Association (ATPA) Scholarship Fund. ATPA President Officer Alan Freed said that the fundraising is going well at the three-quarter mark. He added that CopStache was recently the fortunate beneficiary of its top donation to date: Ken Hoffman, a Special Police Officer (a …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Abington police officers are coming down the homestretch for their mustache growing contest ... for charity.
As Abington’s men in blue grow hairier by the week, some have begun aspiring to images of classic male heroes. Animal control officer Ron Griffith is aiming for The Marlboro Man, while officer Jim Ficzko is thinking Hulk Hogan and is even tempted to dye his mustache black. Sergeant Shawn Williams is entertaining thoughts of a stylish Clark Gable. A fan of the 1890s, Detective Division investigator Dan Nolan is working toward the swept-out effect of a William Randolph Hurst or a Bucky O’Neill. Officer Shane LaRosa’s hero is closer to home. His father was a cop on the streets of New Orleans in 1976 when everyone sported more hair, so LaRosa is developing a look to match the photo of his dad 35 years ago. Many officers are saying …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Abington police officers eschew vanity ... in the name of charity.
It’s the halfway mark for CopStache — the Abington Township Police Department’s mustache growing competition to benefit the Abington Police Athletic League and the Abington Township Police Association Scholarship Fund. Abington Deputy Chief Mike Webb said he is mustering all of his willpower not to shave off his ‘stache. “I had a mustache years ago, but I sure haven’t missed it,” Webb said. “I’m hanging in there, however, because it’s for a good cause.” Abington Police officer Tom Scott is also not enjoying his mustache. He said his 9-year-old son pesters him daily to shave it off. Scott said he is looking forward to his sponsors coming in big to benefit PAL and police scholarships for young people. And Abington Police Officer Shawn Nisbet…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
After 12 days, the 'staches are coming in nicely
It has been almost two weeks since Abington police officers and township civilians had their clean shave to begin a mustache-growing contest to raise money for the Abington Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Abington Township Police Association (ATPA) Scholarship Fund. Their efforts are beginning to produce results. This past weekend, officers were responding to a situation and realized that citizens were taking note of their changed appearance. Several witnesses said, “Oh yeah, you guys are doing that CopStache thing.” The word is out, and participating Abington Police officers and civilians welcome support from businesses and citizens. Business sponsorships begin at $100, while individuals may sponsor their favorite cop for as …