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San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
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This Saturday is the Cops Care - Cancer Foundation Fantasy Flight 2017!
Filed under Press Release, on 12/5/2017 11:30:00 AM by Author: Webmaster.




2017 Fantasy Flight Press Release

 

On Saturday, December 9th, 2017, the Cops Care Cancer Foundation is hosting its 14th Fantasy Flight for Bay Area children stricken with cancer.  Fantasy Flight is an amazing event for Bay Area children stricken with cancer. Police agencies from all over the Bay Area assist and contribute.  Right now, we have 50 families signed up which means we have 50 patients (VIPs as we call them) and we include their brothers and sisters as well.  We will have approx 250 kids at the event which equates to another 300+ adult family members.  We will also have another 150+ police/fire and civilian volunteers the day of the event as well.

For security and logistical purposes, we do a presidential style motorcade from Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale to the SJPD Air Hangar at the San Jose International Airport in San Jose.  The families ride in police cars and fire trucks in this motorcade.  SWAT vehicles (Bearcats) are EXTREMELY crucial as we use them to transport children who are in wheelchairs.  The CHP, SJPD and Sunnyvale DPS coordinate the temporary road closures for the motorcade but we welcome ALL police motorcycle units to participate. 

When the kids arrive at the air hangar, it has magically been transformed into the North Pole with a HUGE carnival inside.  The Sunnyvale Moose Lodge provides an amazing BBQ lunch for all of the guests and volunteers.  We also have popcorn, cotton candy and baked goods for everyone :)  The kids get to see static police and fire displays along with Police K-9s etc.  It is an amazing day topped off with Santa arriving by police helicopter in the afternoon.  As is tradition, the Chiefs and command officers from each agency help to hand the gifts to each child after their portrait with Santa is taken.  EVERY child receives a gift, including the brothers and sisters.  These gifts are purchased specifically for each child as our elves contact each parent and find out what they would like.  As you can imagine, this is a costly but awesome part of the event.


9:00 AM: Check in time. Juniper Networks, Aspiration Dome, 5th Ave at N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 

10:30 AM: Motorcade staging at Juniper Networks "Aspiration Dome", located at 5th Ave. and N. Mathilda Ave. in Sunnyvale (Signs will guide you in).

11:30 AM: Kids arrive at the San Jose PD Air Hangar / Carnival, located at Mineta San Jose International Airport, 1455 Airport Blvd. in San Jose. 

2:00 PM: Santa Arrives by Police Helicopter at the San Jose PD Air Hangar. 


Media Notes: 

Parking will be available for Media directly in front of the event (Ask traffic officers for the location).  

Cops Care Cancer Foundation contact person: Retired San Jose police officer Brian Simuro, 415-810-7676

 


 

 

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY:  Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936
DATE: 12/5/2017  TIME: 12:30 PM DATE: 12/5/2017 TIME: 12:30 PM


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