Occasionally, Westport kids run from cops. Tonight, they ran toward them.
And threw dodgeballs at their heads.
The cops threw them right back.
In fact, cops and kids were on the same team. They played with and against each other, in the Westport Youth Commission’s annual “Dodge a Cop” event. Staples’ Teen Awareness Group co-sponsored the event.
The dodgeball tournament — held in the Staples fieldhouse — drew over 100 students. They came from every social group: athletes, actors, robotics team members, you name it. The English department had a group of teachers.
Each of the 31 teams had at least 1 police officer. Talk about someone having your back!
Each player paid $5 to participate. The money goes to Homes With Hope.
That’s a big 10-4.