Pass the word: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson can be bought.
But the payoff here isnt part of some nefarious criminal scheme this payoff will help kids go to YMCA summer camp.
An afternoon with Parkinson will be auctioned off by retired Undersheriff Martin Basti at a fundraising event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rabobank, 1070 Main St., Cambria.
The winning bidder will be able to spend an afternoon with Parkinson, including a tour of the sheriffs facility (including the jail, shooting range and communication center); a viewing of specialized vehicles, including the SWAT armored car and command vehicle; and the opportunity to experience realistic shooting scenarios in the sheriffs shooting simulation trailer.
Silent auctions will be offered as well, including: a patrol ride-along with Senior Deputy Todd Steeb of Cambria; Three Sisters cuvée wines donated by Hearst Ranch Winery; a light-weight alloy, Shimano-equipped, 21-speed Genesis Ground Force V-2100 Mountain Bike donated by the Sheriffs Office; and an original wood artwork made specially for the event by Brooks Lawrence of the Brooks Gallery in San Simeon.
Appetizers donated by local residents will be served.
Renee Samaniego-Lundy is leading the campaign to send 26 children from 15 San Simeon and Cambria families to the camp held at Cambria Grammar School. For details, call 550-8464 or email email@example.com.