Republican Women of Calvert Donate Sporting Gear to Local Police
Pictured above: Sheriff Mike Evans, Major Dave McDowell, DFC Andre Mitchell, Kathy Baker, Carol Benke, Susan Ude and Jo Ann Martin.
On September 2, Kathy Baker, Carol Benke, Susan Ude and Jo Ann Martin of the Republican Women of Calvert County donated an assorted variety of sports equipment to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. In the spring of 2015, Sheriff Mike Evans had a conversation with Betty Figgins-Hill of the Republican Women of Calvert County where he explained to her that when he was a Maryland State Trooper back in the 80’s, he would carry around a football in his police car so that when the opportunity presented itself, he would play catch with the kids in the neighborhoods where he patrolled. The Republican Women of Calvert County thought it would be a great idea to give current sheriff’s deputies the same opportunities to connect with the youth of Calvert County that Sheriff Evans had when he patrolled the same neighborhoods.
The sports equipment will be distributed to deputies, so they will be able to keep the equipment in their vehicles and when the opportunity presents itself, they too will be able to play catch, Frisbee or soccer with any youth that they may come into contact with. In this day and age, it is important for our local law enforcement to not only engage with youth in the community, but also to foster positive relationships and memories with the youth of Calvert County.