Fundraiser to help Gwinnett police officer injured in helicopter crash while on duty

Submitted by Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta

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Almost one year ago on Sept. 1, 2017, two Gwinnett County Police officers, on helicopter patrol in “Air One” crashed at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.  They were returning to the airport for fear of inclement weather approaching. They were working with ground officers search for a wanted suspect. 
 
Injured were Officer George McLain, and Cpl. Michael Duncan. McLain is on the mend, Duncan is paralyzed from the waist down.  He underwent surgery and was a patient at Shepherd Spinal Center. The Duncan family has been required to make many adjustments to their daily routine in the last year. .   
 
Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta, based in Lawrenceville/Snellville, with members from all over the Atlanta area,  www.corvettecruisersofatlanta.com  just celebrated their 10th year, and has taken on a challenge to help the Duncan family.   A raffle is underway, for a Big Green Egg package. It was donated by the ACE Hardware on Dogwood Road in Snellville and Frazier Roofing/Oak Road.   Tickets, $5 each, are on sale until the day of the drawing, September 8th, at Olde Towne Tavern/Lawrenceville.  
 
This is also the site of the club’s  7th Annual Corvettes for a Cause”  Corvette show.  Corvettes from the region will participate in the car show.  Gwinnett SWAT vehicles will be on display, along with Gwinnett Police Canine.  A dunk tank will be set up, “Dunkin’ for Duncan”, and readers will have one more opportunity to purchase raffle tickets, up until an hour before the drawing.  Over 100 Corvettes will be on display. The event is open to the general public, and admission is free.  Hot dogs and cold drinks will be available for a donation.  
 
Rod Witmer, Vice President, stated “members of our club are blessed to be able to do what we do everyday enjoying our sports cars.  At the same time, the very foundation of our club when we started 10 years ago was to have fun, but also be sensitive regarding the needs of others in our community.  We have been able to generate over $100,000 to local needy organizations and individuals, through fundraisers and car shows.  We are so proud of that fact.  The tragic circumstances surrounding this unfortunate helicopter crash just told us we need to jump into high gear and help. But we also need help from the Gwinnett community for “Gwinnett’s Finest”.   Rod said the club donated $2,500 last year to Paws Alive, for two Gwinnett PD canine vests. 
 
Readers can purchase tickets thru PayPal, the address is duncan.green.egg.raffle@gmail.com   Please include in the comments-your name, phone #, email address, and the number of tickets x $5. The club will send an email to the donor within 72 hours or less with the assigned ticket numbers.  Tickets will not be mailed.  Or if you want a larger quantity of tickets, call Rod at 404 421 4429 or email the club at corvettecruisers@gmail.com for more information. 

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