On Thursday, a ceremony was held in the lobby at Batavia Downs Gaming as Batavia Downs presented both local K-9 Units with a check from money that went unclaimed at Batavia Downs.
When the money went unclaimed, Batavia Downs decided to sponsor the Department’s K-9 Unit as they have done in the past. Both the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department and the Batavia Police Department’s K-9 Units received $2,000 each.
“We’re happy to once again support the local K-9 Units,” said Henry Wojtaszek, President and CEO of Batavia Downs. “Now more than ever, it’s important for our local law enforcement to have the resources they need to keep local residents safe. These officers do so much for the community, and we’re glad to do our part to help.”
“We appreciate the support from local businesses like Batavia Downs, “said Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron, Jr. “These funds will help cover the K-9 unit’s expenses like food, training and equipment.”
“Public support and donations play an integral role in supporting our K-9 program,“ said Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch. “These funds will be used to offset the cost of food, veterinary services, training, equipment and other K-9-related expenses.”