March 9, 2018 - During this annual event, NAPSC raised $12,433 for the winter sports programs of Special Olympics North America and $1,275 for Parkinson's research to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

March 24, 2017 - NAPSC raises over $1,000,000

The fundraising effort that began in 1990 as an impromptu movement in Crested Butte, because of a bank gas explosion, has continued to grow and now exceeded $1 million thanks to all of you! Over $900,000 to support the winter sport programs of Special Olympics, $60,000 through our Twin Towers Initiative for the construction of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum, individual checks to the families who lost an officer on 9-11 and over $10,000 for Parkinson's research.

May 19, 2011 - 9-11 Blue Valor Ride Raises Over $85,000

After 11 days on the motorcycle I finally have returned to Colorado. The ride was a tremendous success. It was an honor to be a part of this event honoring our 72 Police Officers lost on 9-11-01. The event raised dollars for the Ken Tietjen Foundation and the Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. Laurie Tietjen was the event coordinator. She lost her brother Ken Tietjen on 9-11. Ken was a Port Authority Officer.

The ride began in New York at Ground Zero. Opening ceremonies included the Port Authority bagpipes and the National Anthem. Then Laurie Tietjen made opening remarks. and I followed with letting the crowd know of the handmade quilt we were presenting to Laurie Tietjen to go in the 9-11 Museum in New York. I then told them about the Twin Towers Replica that was accompanying us on the ride to DC to be presented to the law enforcement museum to kick off Police Week.

We then headed out on a 226 mile ride to DC with a full police escort the entire route. Over 125 motorcycles. An incredible site. Once in DC, we presented the towers to Mr. Craig Floyd, the CEO of the law enforcement museum. Towers presented to us by WMC, Inc several years ago are now home at the museum. They will be in the Hall of Remembrance dedicated to all officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The event raised over $85,000 for both charites, and they are already planning on the 2012 event.

NAPSC folks participating were, Ben Caperton, Bob Singletary, Bill Kennedy (our Udderly Smooth sponsor). A note, Bill helped us ship the towers to Ohio where we met up and took them into NY. He is a true member of our NAPSC Team. Also riding were Jim Arceo, Jal Ally, Charles Gass (one of the creators of the towers.

Ben Caperton
former Twin Towers Initiative Chair

May 12, 2011 - Shea Raises $3,177 for New Law Enforcement Museum

Shea Dowling, the daughter of Matt and Moe Dowling kicked off her Lemonade Stand fundraising at the 2011 NAPSC event. Then she had her official Lemonade Stand on May 1 during National Lemonade Day. The Law Enforcement Museum folks were kind enough to set Shea up next to the museum’s store for the beginning of Police Week in Washington, DC. Shea was there to welcome the 9-11 Blue Valor Ride as we arrived at the Police Memorial.

Because of all her hard work in planning this effort on behalf of the Twin Towers Initiative, Shea raised $3,177 for the new Law Enforcement museum being built in Washington, DC.

All of us with NAPSC and TTI are very proud of Shea’s efforts. Watch out Donald Trump! Please send your congratulations to Shea at

February 15, 2011 - 6 Year Old to Participate in National Lemonade Day to Raise Funds for the Twin Towers Initiative

Shea Dowling, a 6 year old first grade student of Haymarket, VA will participate in National Lemonade Day, Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Lemonade Day is sponsored by Prepared 4 Life (P4L) and is a program that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful by encouraging them to start, own and operate their own lemonade stands. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Proceeds from Shea’s lemonade stand will go to the Twin Towers Initiative ( which honors the 72 police officers who died on 9/11 and benefits the new National Law Enforcement Museum opening in Washington DC in 2013. Shea will kick-off her fundraising efforts at the North American Police Ski Championships scheduled to take place March 12-19 in Snowmass, CO.

You can follow Shea’s journey at
To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum visit

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