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Chaney’s Champions Announces New Partnership with Garner Police Department

New Partnership with Garner Police Department is being made possible through Marathon Row Fundraising Event on June 29, 2019 at CrossFit Surmount in Apex, NC

APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, announces a new partnership with the Garner NC Police Department. The new partnership is being made possible through a Marathon Rowing Fundraising Event sponsored by Apex, NC CrossFit Affiliate, CrossFit Surmount. Please visit the Crossfit Surmount Marathon Row to Benefit Chaney’s Champions Event Page to learn more about the event and how to donate.
Chaney’s Champions was formed in 2016 and has given more than 800 teddy bears to organizations that may encounter children in crisis situations. To date, 220 teddy bears have been given to the Apex Police Department, 100 teddy bears to the Roxboro Police Department and Fire Department, 95 teddy bears to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, 95 teddy bears to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 190 teddy bears to the Edmarc Children’s Hospice, 25 teddy bears to the Hillsborough Police Department, 50 teddy bears to the Clayton Police Department and 67 teddy bears to the Carrboro Police Department. The donated “Chaney Bears” have been given by law enforcement officials to a number of children affected by a variety of situations ranging from motor vehicle accidents to domestic violence incidents.
The Marathon Row event will feature individuals and teams rowing the distance of a marathon (42,195 meters), half marathon (21,098 meters) or a 10,000 meter row. The rowing will be done on CrossFit Surmount’s rowing machines at their facility located at 7301 Vanclaybon Rd., Apex, NC 27532. When speaking about the Marathon Row event, CrossFit Surmount Owner Nick Magnini commented “Community is such a big part of our gym and our mission statement at CrossFit Surmount. We are actively involved and always looking for opportunities for our members to give back. Chaney’s Champions is an organization that we feel strongly, and their values align with ours. We are proud to partner with them in this event that will help so many in their times of need. “
Funds raised from the event will be used to provide Chaney’s Champions’ Chaney Bears to the Garner NC Police Department. When asked about the new partnership, Garner Police Chief Brandon Zuidema said “The Garner Police Department is very appreciative of the opportunity to partner with Chaney’s Champions to give our officers another means of reaching out to young people in our community and supporting them in their time of need.”
Once the fundraising event is completed on June 29, Chaney’s Champions will work with Garner Police Department to set a teddy bears donation event date and will announce the date to the public as well as the number of bears being donated.
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly at 10 weeks old as a result of SIDS. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness. To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community. More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org

Chaney’s Champions Receives $1,000 Apex PeakFest Community Grant to Further Partnership with Apex Police Department

Apex NC – Chaney’s Champions was one of 21 Apex-based community groups to receive a community grant from the Apex PeakFest Festival Committee. Chaney’s Champions received a $1,000 grant award to further its partnership with the Apex Police Department.
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Apex Police Chief John Letteney at previous Chaney’s Champions Bear Donation Event

The generosity from the PeakFest Festival will allow Chaney’s Champions to purchase an additional 66 GUND Chaney Bears for the Apex Police Department to use when Apex Police Officers encounter children in a crisis situation.

Since the creation of Chaney’s Champions in 2016, the organization’s partnership with Apex Police Department has been significant. A total of 220 Chaney Bears have already been donated to the Police Department through the partnership. The PeakFest grant will increase the total to 286 teddy bears donated to Apex PD since 2016. Chaney Bears have been used by the Apex Police Department in a variety of traumatic situations where children have been involved, ranging from automobile accidents, domestic violence incidents and situations where children have had mental health challenges.
Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions provides teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
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Apex Police Officers Give Two Chaney Bears after Automobile Accident on US 64
Since its creation, Chaney’s Champions has donated 725 new GUND teddy bears to
organizations that assist children. Donations have been made to Apex Police Department, Roxboro Police and Fire Department, Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough Police Department and EDMARC Children’s Hospice. Additionally, Chaney’s Champions will be donating 50 Chaney Bears to Clayton Police Department in June and at least 60 Chaney Bears to Carrboro Police Department in June as well.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community.
More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.

Chaney’s Champions Announces New Partnership with Carrboro Police Department

Carrboro Announces Partnership with Chaney’s Champions and Fundraising Effort to Support Donation of 50 Chaney Bears to Carrboro Police Department

APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, announces a new partnership with the Carrboro Police Department and an effort by the Town of Carrboro to raise $750 to support the donation of 50 Chaney Bears to the Town of Carrboro Police Department. Please visit the Carrboro Police Department Facebook Page to learn about the effort and find out how to donate. You may also visit Chaney’ Champions website at http://www.chaneyschampions.org to donate to the Carrboro campaign. Please note your donation to Carrboro’s fundraising campaign when you donate.
Chaney’s Champions’ was formed in 2016 and has given 220 teddy bears to the Apex Police Department, 100 teddy bears to the Roxboro Police Department and Fire Department, 95 teddy bears to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, 95 teddy bears to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 190 teddy bears to the Edmarc Children’s Hospice, 25 teddy bears to the Hillsborough Police Department and has a donation of 50 teddy bears planned for June 7 to the Clayton Police Department.
The donated “Chaney Bears” have been given by law enforcement officials to a number of children affected by a variety of situations ranging from motor vehicle accidents to domestic violence incidents. Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions provides teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community. More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.

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Chaney’s Champions Announces New Partnership with the Clayton Police Department

Donation Event Will Take Place Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2pm at the Clayton Police Department

APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, will be holding a donation event on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:00pm to donate 50 teddy bears to the Clayton Police Department. The donation event will take place at the Clayton Police Department and will feature remarks from representatives from Chaney’s Champions and Clayton Police Chief Blair Myhand.
The June 7th ceremony marks the fifth donation event since Chaney’s Champions’ formation in 2016. Chaney’s Champions has given 220 teddy bears to the Apex Police Department, 100 teddy bears to the Roxboro Police Department and Fire Department, 95 teddy bears to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, 95 teddy bears to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 190 teddy bears to the Edmarc Children’s Hospice and 25 teddy bears to the Hillsborough Police Department.
The donated “Chaney Bears” have been given by law enforcement officials to a number of children affected by a variety of situations ranging from motor vehicle accidents to domestic violence incidents. Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions provides teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community. More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.