APD fundraiser helps youth interested in law enforcement
It's a battle over barbecue in East Austin Saturday; all the profits go to local kids. The Austin Police Department held their annual Beat the Heat BBQ Challenge. Cooks and grill masters from all over the city fired up their pits at Festival Beach with hopes of winning the title. Along with brisket and ribs, there are live bands and a lot of stuff for the kids to enjoy. It costs $10 to get in and once inside, its all-you-can-eat. The proceeds from Saturday's cook-off will go to the explorer program, which intends to show youth the many career opportunities available in law enforcement.
"They are youth programs designed to give kids interested in emergency services, a chance to get first-hand knowledge what we do on a daily basis," Sr. Police Officer Thomas Castonguay, Austin Police Department.
Organizers are hoping to raise $10 thousand. That money will buy the kids uniforms and take the kids out on trips.