Local Officer to Participate in Over the Edge

Officer James Pittman of the LSUPD is ready for Over the Edge next Friday, December 5th in New Orleans.  Officer Pittman answered a few questions recently about how he was able to raise money to participate in Over the Edge, which you can see below.  Are you registered yet?  If not, sign up today!

Officer James Pittman (right) with Athlete Virgil Atkinson

Officer James Pittman (right) with Athlete Virgil Atkinson

Why did you become involved with SOLA?
I originally became involved with SOLA as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement. After participating in the Torch Run, I saw how much more there was to SOLA and wanted to become more involved.  That lead me to the Polar Plunge, ILETR Conference, and now Over The Edge.

What made you want to do Over The Edge?
I’m somewhat of an adrenaline junkie.

How did you fundraise to meet your goal?
Sponsorship.

Was it easy or hard to raise the money? Why?
It was easy to raise the money, simply because I knew who to ask for sponsorship.

Do you have any tips for others who are fundraising?
Get out there and make contacts with businesses and organizations. See what you can do for them in return for sponsorship. Don’t be afraid to call on those contacts when it’s time to raise money.

Do you have any advice for others about getting involved with SOLA or LETR?
Follow your heart, everything else will fall in place.

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