UTICA – Local first responders, “celebrities” and members of the media will be lacing up and shooting some hoops once again for the sixth annual Cops vs. Local Celebrities Charity Basketball Game.
This year, however, celebrities and cops won’t be playing against one another. The event will be Saturday, March, 24 at Proctor High School in Utica, and the schedule of games includes:
- 12:30 p.m. - Boys Modified All-Stars
- 2 p.m. - Utica Lady Knicks
- 3 p.m. - Oneida County Girl All-Stars
- 4:30 p.m. - Celebrities vs. Media
- 5:45 p.m. - Cops vs. Fireman
- 7 p.m. - Oneida County Boy All-Stars
All of the funds raised by this year’s event will go to Joseph’s Experience, an organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for children who are affected by severe medical conditions such as leukemia and other cancers.
“The annual Cops vs. Local Celebrities basketball game is a great event that helps children in need in our community," said Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol in a news release. "It also provides the opportunity for the most talented basketball players in our region to showcase their abilities in support of this great cause. I thank everyone who dedicates their time and effort in making this event a tremendous success.”
The basketball games are free for children 11 years old and younger, and $5 for people 12 years old and up. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase.
This story has been updated to state that tickets to the games are $5, after a city-issued press release reported they were free.
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