A Benefit Dinner and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17, with proceeds from the fundraising event going to support Ponderay detective Sgt. Mike Victorino.
On the afternoon of August 15, Sgt. Victorino was involved in a motorcycle accident when he hit loose gravel and lost control of his 2008 Harley Davidson during a club ride just east of Lewiston. He was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering severe injuries. He was airlifted to the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, undergone surgery, and just recently, was able to move to a facility closer to home.
A 24-year veteran of law enforcement and veteran of the United States Air Force, Sgt. Victorino has been with the Ponderay Police Department since June of 2001 (his past service also includes the Spirit Lake Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Bonner County Sheriff's Office and the Sandpoint Police Department).
He has a long recovery ahead of him, and he and his family are in need of the support of the local community.
Please join the family and friends of Sgt. Mike Victorino at the Bonner County Fairgrounds (4203 North Boyer Avenue) on Saturday, October 17, for a Dinner and Auction benefit in his honor. From 3 to 9pm, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, merchandise, a kids’ corner, and dinner catered by Sweet Lou's. Admission includes dinner, soda, water and coffee. There will also be a full cash bar.
Tickets, which are just $10 each, can be purchased online at EventBrite.com (EventBrite.com/e/Mike-Victorino-Benefit- Tickets-119516349619 ) or at the door the day of the event. Kids 5 and younger are free to attend. And be sure to stay up-to-date by following the event at Facebook.com/SgtVictorinoBenefit.
Sgt. Victorino has served our local communities and country, and now we have the opportunity to serve him.Event Website: