Watkins Glen International raises $1,200 for Schuyler County Sheriff K-9 Unit

WGI check presentation to Schuyler County Sheriff K-9 Unit

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (March 9, 2015) – Watkins Glen International has donated $1,200, raised from its Daytona 500 watch party on February 22, to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.

The event, held at the facility’s media center, drew a strong crowd to watch the 57th running of the “Great American Race”, and raised $1,200 for the Watkins Glen-based department.

“Because this is a local organization that benefits and protects our community, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit was the perfect choice as beneficiary from our Daytona 500 event.” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup.

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is composed of two teams run solely on community donations. Deputy Andrew Zeiger handles K-9 Teaka, a 7 ½ year-old Shepard trained and certified in tracking. Deputy Kevin Rumsey handles K-9 Rex, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois trained in tracking, narcotics, and handler protection. In addition to being New York State certified in all fields, Deputy Ramsey and K-9 Rex also hold advanced certification from the North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA).

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America. Tickets for the 2015 season may be purchased by calling 866.461.RACE and online at www.TheGlen.com. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.


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