159 members from 35 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 Sheriff Homeland Security Eagan Police
Eveleth Police Faribault Police Golden Valley Police
Goodhue County Sheriff Henderson Police Hennepin County Sheriff
Inver Grove Heights Police Le Sueur County Sheriff Minnesota DOC
Minnesota State Patrol Minnetonka Police Minnetrista Police
New Hope Police Olmsted County Sheriff Orono Police
Ramsey County Probation Ramsey County Sheriff Red Wing Police
Rice County Sheriff Robbinsdale Police Rochester Police
Rosemount Police Scott County Sheriff Washington County Sheriff
West Hennepin Public Safety White Earth Police
This is the ninth annual tournament. All proceeds from this year's tournament will be given to the families of Correctional Officers Joseph Gomm and Joseph Parise, both of whom died in the line of duty during the past year.
This year's tournament will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 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 Rosemount Culver's, Great Wolf Lodge, House of Comedy, Rosemount McDonald's, Merchant's Bank, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Golden Gopher Basketball, Pepsi, the Renaissance Festival, the Rosemount Rudy's Redeye Grill, Total Construction and Equipment, the Minnesota Wild, Rosemount Carbone's, Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman, Rosemount Cub Foods, the Minnesota Twins, and Standard Contracting, Inc., 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).