CLEARWATER, Fla — Clearwater Police officers are teaming up with local kids Friday, July 2 in a friendly game of kickball ahead of the July 4 weekend.
The event will include kids from the North Greenwood Recreation Center summer camp and the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center. The game is set to go down at 9:30 a.m. at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, 800 Phillies Drive.
The event is sponsored by Clearwater For Youth, the city's Parks & Recreation Department, and the police department.
The teams will be half police half children to keep the game fair.
"This is a great chance for our officers to interact with the children as community champions," said Police Chief Dan Slaughter.
There will be a DJ, Rita's Italian Ice, and a cookout after the game. All are welcome to attend.