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NDSP sponsors annual Bail N’ Jail

Meg Handelman | Tuesday, April 9, 2013


If you have ever wanted to lock your best friend, boss, significant other or worst enemy behind bars, Notre Dame Security Police’s (NDSP) Jail N’ Bail fundraiser can make it happen. 

The annual Jail N’ Bail event raises money for Relay for Life, NDSP Captain George Heeter, who is also a Relay team captain, said. He said Jail N’ Bail will take place Friday at a makeshift jail created at Notre Dame Stadium and offer students the perfect pranking opportunity.  “Participants must fill out an entry form indicating the name and description of the person they want to be ‘arrested,’ along with a location and time for them to be ‘arrested,'” Heeter said.

Heeter said officers will go to the designated location on the date and time listed on each form to “arrest” the subject and take them to the stadium jail to be “booked.” If the person being “arrested” does not want to be thrown in jail, they can donate a minimum of $5 to receive a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Heeter said NDSP will release a subject on bond if someone else donates an amount of their choice.

“NDSP Jail N’ Bail is unique because anyone from the Notre Dame community can participate this year and help to raise over $1 million for American cancer research,” Heeter said.

Heeter said the idea for the event, now in its third year, came from local law enforcement agencies that hold a similar fundraiser. 

This year’s NDSP Jail N’ Bail event will be open to all faculty, staff and students, he said. 

“People should participate because it is a great cause and a great University event to help find a cure and an end to this horrific disease,” Heeter said.

“You never know when you or a family member or friend may fall victim toe[cancer] and may need assistance.       Lastly, it is a chance to do something out of the goodness of your heart for those in need.”

“We hope to raise as much money as we can. Every bit helps local victims of cancer.”

Applications for Jail N’ Bail are online at main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/ and at Hammes Mowbray Hall. Applications must be accompanied by a minimum donation of $25 and are due Thursday at noon. Paper applications must be returned to Hammes Mowbray