MADISON (WKOW) — A local charity, Dominic’s Ripple, has nearly raised enough money to buy a new K-9 for the Madison Police Department.
“We’ve raised $41,500 of our $50,000 goal for funds to go toward the purchase of a dog for the Madison Police Department,” the nonprofit said in a blog post on its website.
Much of the money raised came at a July 14 event in Middleton’s Keva Sports Center. The four-hour fundraiser featured a soccer skills clinic, celebrity dunk tank, silent auction, music and face painting.
Dominic’s Ripple is group organized in memory of Dominic May, a 5-year-old boy who, before being killed in an accident, dreamed of growing up to be a police officer.
May had a profound impact on Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, who named the boy an honorary officer.
“Dominic’s Ripple is a charitable fund dedicated to honoring the life and memory of Dominic May, whose light, love, and compassion brightened the lives of his family, friends, and all those lucky enough to be counted within his circle,” the nonprofit says on its website. “As Dominic’s kindness, compassion, friendship, love, and positivity quickly began spreading, we created #DominicsRipple as a way to ensure that the circle of people touched by Dominic only extends farther, and that his positive impact may continue to grow.”