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