Benefits continue for Lt. Floyd, coworkers

Steven R. Floyd

DOVER — Area businesses continued to organize benefits for fallen correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd Sr. and the three other corrections workers injured during the hostage standoff at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center last week.

Painted Stave Distillery in Smyrna posted on Facebook that it would donate 10 percent of profits from Thursday and Friday sales to an education charity in Lt. Floyd’s honor, per a request from his family.

In the same effort, Brick Works Brewing and Eats in Smyrna was donating 10 percent of sales through Friday.

Blue Earl Brewing Company, 210 Artisan Dr., Smyrna was donating 10 percent of all draft beer sales through Feb. 10 to a local youth charity.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m., CrossFit Dover/CrossFit 1806 along with locations throughout the state planned a Hero WOD (workout of the day) in honor of Lt. Floyd, his family and the Delaware Department of Correction. There will also be a silent auction.Please join us on February 8 thru 10 to pay tribute to this extremely brave and courageous hero as we raise money for his family.

We will donate 10% from all draft beer sales during February 8th, 9th, and 10th to a local youth charity as requested by the Floyd family.

Donations of $10 per two-person team are sought.

The workout will be 16 minutes long to represent Lt. Floyd’s length of service — 16 years — to the correction department.

Participating locations include CrossFit Unlocked (Georgetown), CrossFit First State (Middletown), CrossFit Lewes, CrossFit Dover and CrossFit 1806 (Smyrna).

Also Saturday, Cabela’s, located at the Christiana Mall, will hold a cookout at 10 a.m., with all proceeds “going to the fund set up in” Mr. Floyd’s name. (Two Go Fund Me accounts had been set up last week, one sponsored by the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware.)

Higher Power Yoga and Fitness in Dover will host a yoga session designed to honor Lt. Steven Floyd’s family and friends and promote healing from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. A minimum $5 donation is suggested and all proceeds were to benefit the family.

No yoga experienced is necessary.

To register, visit www.higherpoweryogadelaware.com or call (302)536-8373.

Dover City Council will pay tribute to Lt. Floyd, a longtime resident of Dover, at its meeting at City Hall at 7:30 Monday night.

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