Thursday, May 19, 2022

Police, firemen to play basketball for charity

First responders from the Romulus Police and Fire departments will show their hoops skill during a charity basketball game set for 1 p.m. this Sunday, May 22, at Romulus High School.

The officers and firefighters will face a team from Royalty Empowerment, a group of young people on a First Responders Tour. The tour is an effort to bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth in urban and undeserved communities.

The game will be the first fundraiser dedicated to the annual Shop with a Cop event which helps local families during the holidays. Last year, Shop with a Cop helped fund holiday gift shopping for 54 children in Romulus, police officers said. 

“We would like to build on that momentum by offering even more children the opportunity open gifts this Christmas,” they added. 

Raffle prizes at the Sunday game will include, becoming “City Official for the Day” for children 7-11 years old. The winning student will have the chance to experience a day as mayor, chief of police, director of fire service or a 34th District Court judge. Other prizes include a Nintendo Switch, various gift baskets and other items.

Romulus High School is located at 9650 Wayne Road. Admission is $5, children younger than 5 will be admitted at no cost.