Rockingham Co. Sheriff Sam Page to skydive for the Special Olympics

Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page plans to skydive to raise money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. (Photos provided by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)

Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page plans to skydive to raise money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. (Photos provided by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)

WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page plans to skydive to raise money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina.

Several local businesses have agreed to make donations totaling $2,500 to the organization in order to sponsor Page’s jump, according to deputies.

Deputies said the Sheriff, in return, will display patches of the businesses’ corporate logos on the jumpsuit he will be wearing during his jump.

The jump is planned to take place at 143 Airport Drive in Raeford around 9:15 a.m. Monday.

Officials said Page will skydive with the All Veterans Parachute Team, while trying in the process to set an altitude record for any skydiving sheriff in America.

Page plans to tandem jump with the same member of the AVG Parachute Team that jumped with former President George H.W. Bush a few months ago on his 90th birthday.

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