GRV will donate $250 to the Police Legacy Remembrance Fund every time a greyhound wins a race from box four (blue) at The Meadows and Sandown during the month of May.
The money raised will be donated to this fund which has been specifically created for the families of the four fallen police officers who lost their lives in a tragic crash on 22 April.
GRV, and the 13 clubs which come under the banner of Greyhound Clubs Victoria, have a strong and proud history of banding together to help those in need.
From January to March, GRV raised funds through the Go the Red Dog campaign for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
GRV Board Member Emmett Dunne, a serving police officer for almost 40 years, said police officers were doing it tough right now and the Blue Dog initiative was a great way of showing our support.
“Policing is a difficult job and comes with risks but to lose four officers in one incident makes this a particularly difficult time,” Mr Dunne said.
“We are reaching out to the family and offering our support and the Blue Dog initiative is our way of showing our love and respect for all officers doing their jobs to keep us safe.”
Participants and greyhound followers can make donations to the fund by accessing the link to the Fund via policelegacyvic.org.au
LISTEN: GRV Board Member Emmett Dunne and CEO Alan Clayton announced details around a new ‘Go The Blue Dog’ initiative for greyhound racing on RSN today in support of the Police Legacy Remembrance Fund following the recent Eastern Freeway tragedy which claimed the lives of four police officers.