118 members from 33 different law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota will again participate in a basketball tournament to raise funds for the families of fallen peace officers in Minnesota. Agencies participating in the tournament include:
Airport Police Department Anoka County Sheriff Apple Valley Police
Bureau of Indian Affairs Burnsville Police Crystal Police
Dakota County Corrections Dakota County Sheriff Homeland Security
Eagan Police Eveleth Police Faribault Police
Golden Valley Police Goodhue County Sheriff Henderson Police
Hennepin County Sheriff Le Sueur County Sheriff Minnetonka Police
Minnetrista Police New Hope Police Orono Police
Ottertail County Sheriff Pine County Sheriff Ramsey County Sheriff
Red Wing Police Rice County Sheriff Rochester Police
Rosemount Police St. Paul Police Savage Police
State Patrol West Hennepin Public Safety White Earth Police
This is the eighth annual tournament. All proceeds from this year's tournament will be given to the Minnesota Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to benefit the family of Wayzata Police Officer William Mathews, who was killed in the line of duty on September 8, 2017.
This year's tournament will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. The games will be played at the Burnsville High School, located at 600 Minnesota Highway 13, Burnsville. Donated items from the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Rudy's Redeye Grill, Papa Murphy's, Culver's, Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman, Elbow Lake Lodge, Fantastic Sam's, Merchants Bank, McDonald's, and Goodyear, in addition to many other items, will be raffled off during the event. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the tournament. Admission to the tournament is free.
For more information regarding this tournament, please contact Deputy Mike Fendrick at 651-775-3177, by email at Michael.Fendrick@co.dakota.mn.us, or on the event's Facebook page (Ballin in DC Annual Charity Tournament).