In 1999, a group of individuals from the Metro Atlanta Crime Commission decided that organizing a charity would be a great way to help families of Georgia law enforcement officers that were killed in the line of duty. A motorcycle ride was planned and called Care For Cops Ride For Law Enforcement.
David Post, President of Future Investigations, a former full-time law enforcement officer, and a reserve officer since 1975, was asked to chair the group. After much hard work, the Care For Cops organization became a reality. On April 1, 2000, two hundred and fifty riders participated in the first Care For Cops Charity Motorcycle Ride. In 2003, Care For Cops was able to distribute the first funds to families of fallen officers, and in 2005 the organization received its official 501(c)3 non-profit status.
In 2006, Care For Cops added its first charity Golf Classic at Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia. The tournament’s overwhelming success led to the decision in 2007 to end the Care For Cops Motorcycle Ride in favor of the annual golf tournament.
Participants not only have the chance to play a great course but can also bid on a wide variety of fantastic silent auction items including event tickets, artwork, jewelry, and golf equipment. Awards are presented during the lunch buffet.
Since 2000, Care For Cops has received the support of over 1,000 individuals and has distributed funds to 53 deserving families.