The Wichita Metro Crime Commission hosts or sponsors several events throughout the year, both as fundraisers to help sustain the program and in support or the Commission's mission. Some of these include:.
Annual Awards Dinner
The Annual Awards Dinner recognizes and honors law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals and citizens who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in our community through preventing and fighting crime.
Ken Landwehr Make Good Choices Annual Golf Tournament
The Ken Landwehr Make Good Choices Golf Tournament honors Lt. Ken Landwehr who was the commander of the Wichita Police Department’s Homicide Section. Lt. Landwehr was an avid golfer and strong supporter of the WMCC’s Make Good Choices program.
The golf tournament is a day of great comradery among our members and guests, with cash awards and great raffle items. It is the major funding source of the Make Good Choices youth initiative, which encourages kids to stay off drugs, stay in school and make good life choices. One of the major programs of Make Good Choices is “Career Day” where students from area high schools are bussed to WSU Tech to learn about career choices. Many of these students are not candidates for a four-year university for a variety of reasons, and Career Day gives them insight to many opportunities that are attainable.
The annual golf tournament is held in late summer or early fall and is a fun event for members and their guests. Revenue from the tournament provides funding for the Make Good Choices program.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique "Kiki" Camerena in 1985. According to the United States DEA, Red Ribbon Week is the nations largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program.