Wilmoth foundation to host July event


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Dobson Police Officer Dave Wilmoth was killed in a car accident on Jan. 28 of this year. His family started a foundation called the “508 Foundation,” in honor of his service number with the Dobson Police Department. This foundation will hold a Family Fun Day on July 23 at Shelton Vineyards.


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The 508 Foundation will host its inaugural event, “Dave’s Family Fun Day,” on Saturday, July 23 at Shelton Vineyards.

Dave Wilmoth was a student-athlete and 2010 graduate of Surry Central High School, where he later joined the football coaching staff. He became a deputy with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, and then, adopting the badge number “508,” as a Police Officer for the Town of Dobson until he tragically lost his life in a car accident on January 28, 2016.

The 508 Foundation is a non-profit organization started to honor his life, the love he had for sports and as a coach, the soft spot he had for the student-athlete. The 508 Foundation is operated entirely by volunteers. Expenses are kept to a minimum in order to host successful events and to ensure that at least 95% of proceeds go directly to the children in need.

The July 23 event is a kick-off for the 508 Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Dave’s Family Fun Day will go from 4-8 p.m. and will have live music, dinner, a bounce-castle, face-painting, cornhole and other games. Advanced tickets are $15 and available at Putter’s Restaurant. Event day tickets are available at the door for $20.

For more information, contact Anne Wilmoth at 336-366-0147 or by email at [email protected] Jill Dockery can also provide information at 336-705-9190 or by email at [email protected]

There is also a Golf Tournament planned for October 20th at Cedarbrook Country Club.

Dobson Police Officer Dave Wilmoth was killed in a car accident on Jan. 28 of this year. His family started a foundation called the “508 Foundation,” in honor of his service number with the Dobson Police Department. This foundation will hold a Family Fun Day on July 23 at Shelton Vineyards.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Dave-Wilmoth.jpgDobson Police Officer Dave Wilmoth was killed in a car accident on Jan. 28 of this year. His family started a foundation called the “508 Foundation,” in honor of his service number with the Dobson Police Department. This foundation will hold a Family Fun Day on July 23 at Shelton Vineyards. Contributed photo

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