Members of Warner’s men’s soccer and football teams volunteered their time at the second annual “Jeepin’ with Sheriff Judd” charity event that took place Feb. 5 through 7 at Clear Springs Ranch in Bartow.
All of the proceeds from the event go to Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., which is a non-profit that assists family members and agency members who have died in the line of duty and helps cover the cost of upkeep for the law enforcement officer memorial at the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, said Judd.
“There are a series of trail rides,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “Everything from riding trails through the woods, to trails with obstacles, and depending on your Jeepproficiency, there’s an obstacle course for different (skill) levels.”
“We couldn’t do it if it weren’t for kindness of Clear Springs Ranches,” Judd said, adding that they donated the use of the land so the event could take place.
Last year, there were 436 Jeeps, over 1,500 people in attendance and $25,000 was raised for the charity. While Jeep owners are the only ones who are able to participate in the trails and obstacle courses, anyone who wants to watch can do so at no charge as the event is family-oriented and no alcohol will be present.