From Patch Staff
The Blue Jean Ball last weekend raised $64,400 for , according to Miguel Sepulveda, director of the Atlanta Police Foundation initiative.
More than 200 people crowded the Tullie Smith Farm to dance to the music of the band Livin' Large, according to a news release.
“ is a community based program and only works when citizens work together to tackle crime at the neighborhood level," Sepulveda said in a statement. "The turnout for the inaugural Blue Jean Ball is a clear example that the citizens of Atlanta are personally invested in making their communities safer.
"With a maximum reward of $2,000 and average rewards paid $1,600, this event will help take at least 32 dangerous criminals off our streets — preventing them from committing countless more crimes," he added.
Sponsors for the event included Walmart (presenting sponsor), UPS, Georgia Power, , Cash America, LowCountry Barbecue, Formulytics, Concierge Services of Atlanta and Coca-Cola, the news release said.