Battle Creek Patrol Dog Fundraiser
We love and value our communities we serve, and strive to give back in an effort to make them a better place. Supporting our first responders is at the core of that principal. Honor is proud to partner with the Battle Creek Police Department to help raise funds for new patrol dog, Skube!
The K-9 unit would not be possible without the support of the community. To help us continue to raise money for Skube, please consider making a PayPal donation, or buying a special K-9 shirt (pictured below). All funds will go directly to the training of, and supplies for Skube.
Our K-9 Program Involvement
Our involvement with K-9 patrol dogs started back in 2015 when several Honor member centers (formerly Post Community Credit Union) sponsored a patrol dog. Since then, our ties to local law enforcement agencies and their K-9 units have only strengthened. Our sponsorship of Battle Creek Police Department’s Skube is the sixth patrol dog we’ve been involved with. Here’s a brief look at all six.
- Ace was the first dog sponsored in 2015 by Honor, then known as Post Community Credit Union.
- The dog would serve on the Battle Creek Police Department’s K-9 team.
- A naming contest was held with coin jars placed in PCCU branches. Each jar had a name on it, and the jar with the most coins would be the name of the dog.
- Rizzo joined the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.
- The main fundraising event was a Halloween dog costume contest held at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds.
- A T-shirt contest was held by the second grade class at Marshall Public Schools and Pennfield Public Schools. A winner was chosen from both classes and the designs were printed on shirts and sold.
- Roseco (pronounced Ross-co) was the third dog we sponsored and serves on the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department.
- Roseco was named after Kalamazoo native, and fallen Wayne State University police officer Collin Rose.
- Honor donated $5,000 and held a T-shirt design contest with local elementary school students, with the winning design going on a T-shirt that was printed and sold for fundraising.
- A naming contest was held by collecting coins in jars with different dog names at various Honor member centers.
- Copper serves on the Emmett Township Police Department.
- Honor donated $5,000 and held a T-shirt contest with local elementary school students. The winning design was put on T-shirts, and sold as part of the fundraising efforts.
- A naming contest was held by collecting coins in jars with different dog names on them at various Battle Creek Honor member centers.
- Felix joined the Battle Creek Police Department.
- Honor donated $5,000 and held a large fundraising demonstration event at JB’s Whiskey Creek in Battle Creek.
- Fundraising efforts were held at Honor Battle Creek locations.
- Skube will join the Battle Creek Police Department once training is finished.
- Honor donated $5,000 to assist with the purchase and training of Skube.
- Honor and the BCPD teamed up for a Howl-O-Ween Event in Battle Creek, along with several other fundraising events planned for the future.
- Skube will take over for the retiring patrol dog Bruzer in Spring 2021.
On behalf of Honor Credit Union, and the Battle Creek Police Department, we sincerely thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Media & Press Releases
- Battle Creek credit union raising money for new police dog (2015)
- Honor Credit Union begins fundraiser for K-9 unit in remembrance of Collin Rose (2018)
- Meet Kalamazoo County Patrol Dog Roseco (2018)
- Battle Creek second grader wins K9 logo contest (2018)
- Honor Credit Union has become known as the K9 group (2020)