Fun for Members and Their Families
On May 22, 575 PLEA members and their families made their way to the Main Event in Avondale for Family Day. Attendees spent the morning and afternoon participating in activities such as laser tag, bowling, billiards, state-of-the-art virtual reality games and more, and catching up with fellow members and the PLEA Board and staff.
This year, in addition to a buffet lunch, all attendees enjoyed two free scoops of gelato ice cream. Members were also able to enter in a raffle for gift baskets, which included an array of items and two tickets to the 2022 Police Officers’ Ball. The raffle winners were Angel Chaparro and his wife, Stephanie, and David Salas and his wife, Dianna.
PLEA proudly partners with family entertainment company Main Event to host Family Day. The business closes its doors to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give PLEA members exclusive access to most of the facility. Main Event Sales Manager Jennifer Decker ensured that the gathering ran smoothly, providing PLEA with multiple tables, organizing the buffet lunch and even displaying a custom slideshow on the television screens throughout the venue. “We are always so pleased to be working with Main Event of Avondale. Jennifer has a soft spot for law enforcement and believes that we need more recognition,” PLEA Secretary John Maxwell says, adding that she also previously organized a fundraiser for injured Phoenix Officer Tyler Moldovan.
“Family Day was created by PLEA as a way to bring the membership and their families together annually in a safe, relaxing environment,” Maxwell says. “It has become a tradition that many members look forward to each year. We thank the members who helped make the event a success and look forward to seeing you again next year!”