Across America, tensions are high between police and the communities they serve.
In Westport, cops and teenagers squared off tonight.
It was all in good fun — and for a good cause.
Staples’ Teen Awareness Group, Youth Commission, PAL and Westport Police Department sponsored the 5th annual Dodge-a-Cop tournament, in the high school fieldhouse.
A few hundred kids and a few dozen cops played dodgeball against — and with — each other. There had to be at least 1 officer on each team.
It was a great, bonding event. The money raised — from entry fees and food sales — went to the Chris Lemone Fund, in honor of the Staples outreach counselor who died last year.
It was a night to show off Westport’s finest.
And by that I mean: everyone who was there.
Jim Marpe shoulda been the referee. 🙂
Actually, Jim stopped by to say hi!
My son participated, made it to the finals. He was one red faced exhausted kid when he got home. Great event, great cause.