Fundraising Event for Officer Tony Pedeferri

On September 13, 2008 a fundraising event for Officer Tony Pedeferri will be held at Coach Patty's School of Gymnastics in Camarillo. The event, which is open to children from ages 4 to 12, will start at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 9:30 p.m.

There will be several activities for children such as arts and crafts and movies which will be shown on a 35-foot movie screen. Dinner will also be given to those who attend. Reservations for the event are recommended.

For more information and to make reservations, please call Patty Sylvis at (805) 383-9460.

On December 19, 2007, Officer Pedeferri, a twelve year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, was on a traffic stop on the US 101 when he was involved in a traffic collision involving an impaired driver. The collision critically injured Officer Pedeferri and left him paralyzed. A second victim was killed as a result of the collision.