The Electrical Connection and Saint Louis FC partnership to raise funds for two holiday season “Shop with a Cop” programs will continue for the rest of the year. A series of thunderstorms suspended the July 14, 2018 game to benefit the law enforcement trust building programs in Ferguson and St. Francois County. That didn’t dampen the celebration of the programs or the fundraising. See the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on the game and the celebration. The suspended game will resume on Oct. 10, 2018.
Before the bad weather moved in, pre-game ceremonies featured a “Shop with a Cop” video and introduced law enforcement officials from Ferguson and St. Francois County along with the Electrical Connection leadership which has supported “Shop with a Cop” for more 25 years. Fans received a limited edition 2018 holiday ornament commemorating the event for a donation. Nearly $400 was raised during the weather dampened game. The Electrical Connection is a labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
The special edition ornament is available on the Saint Louis FC Fan Shop website at www.shop.saintlouisfc.com and will also be offered at the rescheduled Oct. 10, 2018 game and an August 4, 2018 game saluting unions. In addition, fans will be educated about both charitable programs at the Saint Louis FC Fan Shop.
‘Shop with a Cop’ raises money so law enforcement can take children December holiday shopping for gifts they would not otherwise receive. St. Francois County celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Shop with a Cop” program last year. It is one of the largest in the country, serving more than 500 children. Electrical Connection members have supported that program since its inception. In 2016, the Electrical Connection helped re-energize the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” program by initiating the Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser. The Electrical Connection partnered with Saint Louis FC to initiate Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser in 2016. The Electrical Connection has donated nearly $75,000 over the years to support both since 1993.
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