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Budweiser Clydesdales Supporting Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit

8/16/2013
 
BUY-A-HORSESHOE FUNDRAISER AND CONTEST LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED

BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES 
SUPPORT THE BETHLEHEM MOUNTED POLICE

Allentown, Pennsylvania –  the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, will be making appearances throughout the Lehigh Valley from September 11 through September 17, 2013.

A fundraiser is in place to support the Mounted Patrol Unit of the Bethlehem Police Department. Paper horseshoes are being sold to the public and displayed at various locations for the price of $1.00. All proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit. Each person purchasing a horseshoe will be entered into a drawing to receive a home delivery by the World Famous Clydesdales. The winner will be drawn on Labor Day weekend. The home delivery will be made on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  The delivery will include a Budweiser gift pack and a “six-pack” of tickets to the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game on September 17, 2013.  “We are extremely happy to bring the Clydesdales to the Lehigh Valley to support such good causes and to share in the excitement of the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at Coca-Cola Park.  The last time the hitch paraded in the area was thirteen years ago, when they appeared at the Bangor 125th Anniversary” said Executive Director Suzanne Baurkot of Allentown Beverage.  

UPDATE September 5th: The public may still purchase horseshoes and register for the raffle at the following locations:

Girlfriends Boutique in Bethlehem
Starters Clubhouse at Bethlehem Golf Course
 
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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE BETHLEHEM MOUNTED POLICE UNIT

WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO LEND A HELPING HOOF
 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Horses helping horses. The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit, along with the City of Bethlehem Police Department, is pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative to take place in conjunction with the scheduled appearances of the Budweiser Clydesdales in the Lehigh Valley during September 2013. Allentown Beverage is responsible for bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to the Valley.

Paper horseshoes will be sold at various locations throughout the Lehigh Valley at a cost of one dollar; all proceeds of the sales of horseshoes will be donated to the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit.  Patrons who purchase horseshoes will be entered into a drawing to be selected for a home delivery by the Clydesdales. 

“We look forward to welcoming the Budweiser Clydesdales during their stay in Bethlehem this September. It will be nice having more horsepower in the Lehigh Valley. Especially when the Clydesdales are here to help boost fundraising for our unit”, said Officer Jon Buskirk, a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit.
 
Reformed in 2009 after a 63 year hiatus, the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit consists of three horses, three full time mounted officers, and one field rider. They provide high visibility horse mounted patrol, search and rescue functionality, parade participation, and event attendance to Bethlehem and the surrounding area when requested.

The proceeds of the sales of the horseshoes will be accepted by the newly recognized non-profit corporation, Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, which was established to assist in fundraising to cover operational costs of the unit along with the Unit’s already established Adopt-A-Horse and Giving Club programs. “We are always looking for ways to help defray the costs of the horses from the taxpayers. We would like to thank Allentown Beverage and the Budweiser Clydesdales for helping further that goal”, said Officer Michael Leaser.

Further information about the Adopt-A-Horse and Giving Club programs can be viewed at www.bethlehemmountedpolice.com. Be sure to follow the Mounted Patrol Unit on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bethlehemmountedpolice).