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Countywide - Sheriff Dean to Present Checks on Behalf of Cops Running For Charity
5/14/2013 7:35:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sheriff Dean to Present Checks on Behalf of Cops Running for Charity


Sheriff's Office 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, Ca. 93009

Date & Time:

May 14, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Cops Running for Charity



Sheriff Geoff Dean will present checks totaling more than $40,000 to a long list of charities Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Cops Running For Charity.


The group of deputies has participated in unusual running events throughout the world for many years. Collectively, they have run thousands of miles while training, competing, and raising money for charity. The deputies pay their own way as they travel the world seeking new challenges and adventures.


Their hard work has paid off for many charities that have directly benefitted from their generosity. The men have raised more than $200,000 since they formed CRFC.  


On Tuesday afternoon, the following charities will receive checks from CRFC:


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Relay For Life

Boston PD ' Cops Running For Kids With Cancer

ALS Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters


St. Jude's Hospital

Camarillo Hospice

Westminster Clinic


The team consists of Cmdr. Randy Pentis, Cmdr. Tim Hagel, Capt. Paul Higgason, Capt. Dave Kenney, Sgt. Joe Devorick, and recently retired Sgt. Frank Underlin.


Their goal is to promote physical fitness and raise much needed funding for a variety of medical charities.


During the check presentation, the team will announce the next running event to take place in a very unusual location this fall.


For more information about CRFC, please contact Cmdr. Randy Pentis at (805)947-8067, or visit



Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

May 13, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Cmdr. Randy Pentis (805)947-8067



Approved by:

Cmdr. Randy Pentis