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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Seattle Sounders FC Team Up for Law Enforcement Appreciation Event

March 16, 2012

Washington, DC – The Seattle Sounders FC will honor the local law enforcement community as they host their first annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at 7:00pm on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at CenturyLink Field as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes. This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families, and will help raise awareness and funds for the forthcoming National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC. 

The Sounders are offering a special all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation package for law enforcement officers, their families, and supporters, which includes game tickets available at various levels. The first 1,000 fans to redeem their tickets will receive a limited edition Seattle Sounders and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund co-branded commemorative coin. 

As part of this special event, the Seattle Sounders will donate $10 from each ticket sold directly to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to support the National Law Enforcement Museum. 

To learn more information and to purchase ticket packages, visit www.LawMemorial.org/Sports or contact Sounders rep Gary Boyle at 425-203-8303 or garyb@soundersfc.com

“The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is proud to partner with the Seattle Sounders to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice our law enforcement officers make each day in Seattle and across the country,” said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO of the Memorial Fund.

The privately funded National Law Enforcement Museum launched an $80 million capital campaign, raising more than $56 million to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former Attorneys General of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities, including Honorary Chairman Clint Eastwood. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,298 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research, and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 55,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground museum located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC's Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening in 2014. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984 and dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

John Shanks
jshanks@nleomf.org | 202.737.8529