Manchester Police Fitness Challenge Raises $6K; Bon Jovi Guitar Legend Joins Blood Drive

Source: Jersey Shore Online; RedCrossBlood.org

The Manchester Police recently flexed their muscles by hosting the third annual Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, where police departments from all over the state compete to win the title of Fittest Police Department.

Fifteen 4-member police teams competed in the challenge. Challenges included flipping tires, climbing ropes and fences, pushing cars, carrying sandbags, a five-mile run, a 200-yard swim, and dragging a cell door. Taking home the coveted title of Fittest Police Department was Stafford Township Police, followed by two teams from the West Windsor Police.

The grueling physical exercise challenge was held at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting, where Manchester Police raised over $6,300 to the Ocean of Love organization to support Ocean County children with cancer (online donations accepted here), as well as for the Manchester Township Police Foundation.


Original Bon Jovi guitarist and Woodbridge native Richie Sambora has loaned his name to this summer’s Red Cross blood donation drive — quite literally.

Sambora tweeted: “Notice something missing? A few letters may not seem like a big deal, but for patients who need blood types A, B & O — these letters mean life. You are the #MissingType! Help the Red Cross fill the gaps by making an appointment to give blood!”

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