GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich Police Department and Vineyard Vines have partnered together to create and sell one-of-a-kind neckties and tote bags to support the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund.
Greenwich Police Department Chief Jim Heavey said the sale has been a hit since it began last week.
"We've sold at least one every day since they came out," Heavey said. "We're excited to generate revenue for the scholarship fund."
The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund was started in 1962 to assist children of active-duty Greenwich police officers attending college. The fund raised more than $40,000 last year.
Heavey said he hopes the uniqueness of this fundraiser will bring the scholarship to new heights in 2013.
"It's something different to go above and beyond and create interest in the fund," Heavey said. "We appreciate the support of everyone in the community who has bought one already."
Heavey said he expects many town officials and local luminaries to participate in the fundraiser.
To purchase a Greenwich Police/Vineyard Vines tie or tote, visit the Greenwich Police Department at 11 Bruce Place during regular business hours.
The ties cost $75 and come in three different patterns featuring Greenwich police cars, motorcycles and boats and come in light blue, raspberry, green and navy. The canvas totes cost $85. All proceeds raised benefit the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund.