On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Sacramento Police Department will co-sponsor the fourth annual Northern California Cops For Kids Fly-In.
The Cops For Kids Fly-In is an event designed to help bring a smile to those children affected by debilitating illnesses. It was started eleven years ago in Southern California by current Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Aero Squadron pilot Deputy Jeff Werblun when he worked for the Riverside Police Department.
The Cops For Kids Fly-In is a charity event toy-run conducted by Law Enforcement air operations pilots from all over Northern and Central California. Aircrews will fly to the Mather Airport bringing with them toys that have been donated by a variety of public and private sources. The aircrews will be bused from the airport to UC Davis Children‘s Hospital and the Shriner’s Hospital where they will distribute toys to the children. Many of these children are battling diseases, such as cancer, or are recovering from a traumatic injury. This event will help boost each child’s emotional well-being and aid in the healing process.