Powhatan’s Village Vibe Concert raises money for Special Agent Walter’s Blackhawk Gym

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce held their monthly Village Vibe Concert Series Friday night to raise money for the nonprofit organization founded by State Police Special Agent Michael Walter, who died recently while in the line of duty.

The series of free monthly concerts runs between April and August, with all raffle proceeds going to charity.

This month the proceeds went to Black Hawk Gym, a wrestling school founded by Special Agent Walter.

Rob McMillin, Powhatan Youth Wrestling Community and Development

8News spoke with Rob McMillin, who worked with Walter at Blackhawk Gym and Powhatan Youth Wrestling Community and Development.

“Every kid that passes through our program has the stamp of Mike on him or her,” MicMillin said. “They come out extremely well behaved and model citizens, both in their school and ultimately afterward. We have kids that have gotten scholarships to college. It’s amazing what this program develops.”

Friday’s raffle included donated prizes like a 40″ HDTV, a kayak and a certificate for dental care.

All proceeds went to Blackhawk Gym.

 

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