You can help! SPD Mounted Patrol benefit Friday, pub & park

(WSB photo from recent Seattle Police Mounted Patrol open house)
Tomorrow (Friday) night is the big night for an unusual fundraiser – it’s scheduled to happen in a pub and a park. From 5-7 pm, it’s a special benefit for the Seattle Police Mounted Patrol, based next door to West Seattle’s Westcrest Park, saved from budget cuts a few years back by a community campaign led by the nonprofit Seattle Police Foundation. It’s hosted by Beveridge Place Pub, who shared this announcement that explains how the park next door is involved too:

Join us for a super fun night with Greg Hall, owner and cider-maker at Virtue Cider, and Wilson, the world famous Seahawks-supporting miniature horse from Dreamland Ponies! You can enjoy four great ciders from Virtue, including Percheron, and also help us raise money for the horses of the Seattle Police Mounted Patrol Unit! In addition to donating a portion of the Virtue Cider proceeds, we’ll have some fun stuff to raffle off, and you can get your picture taken with Wilson!

For those under 21, Wilson’s playmates, Tinkerbelle and Peter Pan, will be in Morgan Junction Park with a mounted patrol horse for additional photo opportunities!

Did you know the Seattle Police’s seven horses, housed at Westcrest Park, are supported solely through private funding? The Seattle Police Foundation needs your help to keep these equine peacekeepers on the job! Check out for more info. (Note: dogs will not be allowed in the pub during this event)

You can see Wilson, the aforementioned mini-horse, in our coverage of the Seahawks-support flagraising at West Seattle Corporate Center pre-Super Bowl. Click ahead for a new list of raffle prizes, posted on Facebook by BPP today:

From our neighboring businesses:
$50 Gift Certificate for Elliott Bay
$50 GC for Harry’s Chicken Joint
Several $25 GC for The Bridge
$25 GC for Kokoras
$25 GC for Sweet Anthem Perfumes
Two gift baskets from Pet Elements – one for dogs, one for cats

And from our Capitol Hill friends:
$75 GC to Poquitos
Coffee package with SPF and SPD coffee mugs and $15 gift card to Cafe Vita.
1 gift certificate for a four course dinner for two and two hours of billiards or bowling with two shoe rentals at The Garage.($100 value)
2 season tickets to the Seattle University men’s and women’s basketball season & merchandise($900 value)
Wine basket ($45 value)

Various Seattle Police Foundation and Seattle Police Dept merchandise
Various fancy beer glassware from Click Distributing!

Just $2 per ticket and you don’t have to be present to win (but you’ll want to be)!

8 Replies to "You can help! SPD Mounted Patrol benefit Friday, pub & park"

  • Great February 20, 2014 (3:44 pm)

    Wow that’s awesome all the prize donations. We love the mounted patrol and they really do a great job for SPD.

  • Jeannie February 20, 2014 (5:53 pm)

    Sounds like a great time! Is there an admission fee?

  • Petunia February 20, 2014 (8:01 pm)

    Sounds like fun for a great cause..we’ll be there!

  • Deanie February 20, 2014 (11:14 pm)


    No admission fee, as far as I can see anyway. Raffle ticket are only $2 a pop…bring your cash and buy a bunch!

    Those are really outstanding raffle prizes. Kudos to the donating businesses! Good work SPF!!!

  • anonyme February 21, 2014 (6:24 am)

    Go, Justice!

    I’ll say it again: I think the mounted patrol would be perfect for confronting some of the issues at Roxhill Park. The officers could simply ride over from the stables…

    Their presence would be both an attraction for good and a deterrent for bad elements in the park.

  • Erin February 21, 2014 (10:08 am)

    So…this event is at Beveridge Place/Morgan Junction Park, not at Westcrest, is that correct? And kids are only allowed at the park, but the drinks will be in Beveridge Place, right? Just want to be clear. Thanks!

    • WSB February 21, 2014 (10:45 am)


  • Bruce February 21, 2014 (1:37 pm)

    Anything to support our police – I will be there

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