City donates police car to give a ‘Fighting Chance’ |

City donates police car to give a ‘Fighting Chance’

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Provided to the TribuneFormer Mayor Kathay Lovell, City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Brian Uhler hand the keys to a surplused police car to Soroptimist members Pat Disney, Ellen Camacho and Sue Novasel.

The city of South Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe Police Department donated a surplused 2005 Impala Police Cruiser to help Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe’s “A Fighting Chance” program.

The car was donated Dec. 13 by former Mayor Kathay Lovell, Police Chief Brian Uhler and City Manager Tony O’Rourke.

Pat Disney, Ellen Camacho and Sue Novasel accepted the donation on behalf of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe.

“This car was used to protect and serve the community, but will now educate our children in the schools and protect them from would-be child abductors,” Lovell said.

The “A Fighting Chance” program was developed as a result of the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping. The car will be used for all 6th grades in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District as well as St. Theresa School.

Soroptimists would like to thank the City Council of 2010, the city manager, police chief, police maintenance worker Bill Kline and Fleet Manager Kevin Bauwen.

The club is accepting tax-deductible donations to paint and decal the car with the Fighting Chance logo. Mail donations to SISLT A Fighting Chance, P. O. Box 2179, Stateline, NV 89449. For information, call 866-801-8652 or visit the Soroptimist website at

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