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Officer Derek Kotecki

January 20, 2017

Dear Friend:

             We would like to thank you for your generous support in making the 5th annual “K9 Officer Derek Kotecki Memorial Golf Outing & Bands in Blue” a tremendous success.  As you are aware, the event was held on August 27, 2016 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and was enjoyed very much by all who attended.  Several of those that had attended stated that it was a wonderful time.  We are confident that Officer Kotecki was smiling down on all of us that day!

             As you know, the family and friends of Officer Kotecki, fallen Lower Burrell K9 officer, along with the Kotecki Scholarship Committee organized this outing in his memory to raise money for a scholarship fund to support local high school seniors.  With your ongoing support, we continue to bring the community together, as well as, raise funds for the preservation of the Kotecki Scholarship Fund.

             We are extremely grateful for all of the great items and sponsorships donated by so many of you, as well as, your participation in the event itself.  The proceeds, as promised, will benefit high school seniors that are involved in the basketball program, as well as, perusing a career in becoming a first responder.  Proceeds from our 2016 golf outing totaled approximately $16,000.00.  We will be using these funds to grant scholarships for the candidates in the upcoming graduating class. After awarding scholarships for the 2016 graduates, we will have awarded $31,000 in scholarships to local seniors.

             We have already begun planning the 2017 K9 Officer Derek Kotecki Memorial Golf Outing and Bands in Blue Concert.  This has been scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017 and will be held at Hillcrest Country Club in Lower Burrell.  It promises to be another fabulous day!  Again this year, we would welcome any donated items, gift certificates for auction and raffle prizes, and sponsorships that would help make this year’s event a success. All donation forms are included for you to review.

             Again, we sincerely thank you all for making last year’s outing such an incredible success and hope to look forward to your ongoing support. Please keep this information for your tax deduction purposes: Derek Kotecki Scholarship Fund Tax ID # 25-1830586.



Kotecki Scholarship Committee

Shasta Meixelsberger-Bassett

Audra Flemm     

Rich Lang