DOBSON — The 508 Foundation will host its inaugural event, Dave’s Family Fun Day, on July 23 at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson.
Dave Wilmoth was a student-athlete and 2010 graduate of Surry Central High School, where he later joined the football coaching staff. He became a deputy with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, and then, adopting the badge number “508,” as a police officer for the town of Dobson until he tragically lost his life in a car accident on Jan. 28.
The 508 Foundation is a non-profit organization started to honor his life, the love he had for sports and as a coach, the soft-spot he had for the student-athlete. The 508 Foundation is operated entirely by volunteers as expenses are kept to a minimum in order to host successful events and to ensure that at least 95 percent of proceeds go directly to the children in need.
The July 23 event is a kick-off for the 508 Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Dave’s Family Fun Day will go from 4 to 8 p.m. and will have live music, dinner, a bounce-castle, face-painting, corn hole and other various games. Advanced tickets are $15 and they are available at Putter’s Restaurant. Tickets are available at the gate on the day of the event for $20.
There is also a golf tournament planned for Oct. 20 at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin.