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Explorer Program Gets A Boost From Sandwich Giveaway

Jersey Mike's gives back to the community by helping kids in uniform.

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The Law Enforcement Explorer program at the Santa Clarita Valley station got
a $1,700 shot in the arm last week when the owner of a local Jersey Mike’s franchise
decided to celebrate his first anniversary by hosting a fundraiser for the
group.

 

Nearly 1,000 sandwiches were given away in exchange for donations to the
program, which serves young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who are
pursuing a career in law enforcement.

 

In celebrating their one year anniversary in the City of Santa
Clarita
, Steve Youlios, the owner and operator of
Jersey Mike's Subs, located in the Bouquet Center
at

26510 Bouquet Canyon Road
,
opted to hold the fundraising event to benefit the Santa Clarita
Valley Sheriff's Explorer Program.

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Jersey Mike's owner Steve Youlios shares the wealth with Deputy Pat Rissler (left) and Sgt. Gregg Lewison


In a gesture of goodwill, Steve said he wanted to give back to the community
that has been so good to him in his first year of operation.  On
Friday, February 27, Steve and all the Jersey Mike's employees
advertised an offer good for one free sub sandwich with
every donation to Santa Clarita Sheriff's Explorer Program - Post
#631. 


During the all-day event hundreds of customers, Sheriff's
Explorers, community leaders, and Sheriff's personnel visited the
sandwich shop.  Steve and his employees made 3 sandwiches every two
minutes for 11 hours.  When the event was over and the
exhausted employees closed the doors, the generous residents of the Santa
Clarita Valley and Jersey Mike's had raised more than $1,700.00 for the
Santa Clarita Sheriff's Explorer Program.


The Law Enforcement Explorer Program in the Santa Clarita Valley is a
Sheriff's Department youth oriented volunteer program affiliated with the
offices of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Learning for Life.  Its
primary purpose is to provide, through actual experience, a means by which
young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career in law
enforcement.

 

Secondly, the program also provides the Sheriff's Department with additional
human resources and it opens an important avenue of understanding with an
energetic, concerned society of young people.  Sheriff's Explorers help
out with major events in the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the
year.  


For more information on the program or becoming a Sheriff's Explorer,
visit the following link: Santa Clarita Valley
Sheriff's Explorer Program
.  

If you were unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate
to your Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Explorer Program, stop by
the station, call or e-mail Deputy Laurie
Baylis
at (661) 799-5164 or Sergeant
Gregg Lewison
at (661) 799-5158  or mail correspondence to the
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station:  Attention Sergeant Gregg
Lewison
at 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia, Ca 91355.