Back The Blue Event

Event Co-Chairs Scott and KK West with Amy and Gary Becker.

The men and women of the Sugar Land Police Department leave their families every day and risk their lives to protect us. As a result of their efforts, in 2018 placed Sugar Land in the Top 50 of the Safest Cities to Retire in America. While the officers of the Sugar Land Police Department are protecting us, what can we do to ensure their safety?

On April 16th Smart Financial will present the third Back the Blue fundraiser in support of the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (SLCPAAA). The SLCPAAA is a 501(c)(3), fully volunteer organization that funds crime prevention programs, purchases much needed law enforcement equipment and engages in volunteer activities that assist the Sugar Land Police Department efforts. Event Co-Chairs Amy and Gary Becker and KK and Scott West continue to support the efforts of SLCPAAA.  This event will raise funds to purchase life-saving equipment. tactical vests, SWAT entry equipment, police utility vehicles and other equipment that greatly increases the chances of officer survival when faced with an attack. Additionally, funds will be used to purchase new crime fighting technology and training equipment that will support the Sugar Land Police Department’s continued efforts to make Sugar Land safer than ever before.

Sugar Land Police Chief Robins said, “We are so grateful to our community and would not be as successful as we are without our citizens and community partners.”

Gary Becker, of Smart Financial Centre, promised, “Back the Blue will be like no event you’ve ever seen. Prior to dinner in the lobby, guests can interact with members of the Sugar Land Police Department, test their skills in simulated interactions, see hi-tech CSI investigative techniques and learn more about public safety. After dinner, the evening will become epic. The event will go above and beyond with the most inspirational party band in the country – The Big Beyond.  The Smart Financial Centre stage has state-of-the-art audio and lighting. The acoustics are phenomenal. New this year, we’ve incorporated a pre-cocktail hour, exclusively for our VIP sponsors, and we will be raffling a Harley Davidson motorcycle. This is an event you won’t want to miss.”

According to Captain Chris Thompson, all a police officer really wants to know is that the community they serve appreciates what they do. “Our officers feel that appreciation every day in Sugar Land. They really enjoy their jobs. They come to work happy. They come to work ready to serve.”

Be a part of this year’s Back the Blue fundraiser on April 16th and show your support for those who protect and serve our community. Smart Financial has graciously returned as presenting sponsor. Many sponsorships have sold out and tables are limited, so don’t wait!

For more information, contact Ingrid Gunn-Otero at 281-207-9580 or Smart Financial Centre is located at 18111 Lexington Boulevard in Sugar Land.