The Kickoff: Kickball with Cops Recap

Ward 8 Councilman Polensek, teachers & students of Memorial School, and 5th District Police Officers group photo

“There is nothing like an old-school game of neighborhood kickball.” Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp kicked off the “Kicking it with Cops” program with Kickball with Cops on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Humphrey Park. This year, we teamed up with Memorial School (410 E. 152 Street Cleveland, Oh 44110) to participate in Kickball with Cops. The kickball game included Memorial School students’ grades 5-8 playing against Cleveland Police 5th District.

The students of Memorial School tried to take the win, but the cops of 5th District Police Station won the Championship Game with a score of 12-4.  Although Memorial School didn’t win the trophy, all of the students, staff and administration had a great time.

“This was a great event and a great way to break the barriers between police and the community” says 5th District Commander Sammy Morris.  “These types of activities will create not only a better relationship with the community and police, but will ultimately cultivate a safer environment explains Jamar Doyle, Acting Director of Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation.

The event had food, music, and lawn games. We also had a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. A Memorial School teacher was the winner of the 50/50 raffle; she decided to donate her winnings back to support the cause. Proceeds from the raffle and bake sale will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Maria

Kickball with Cops was supported by Ward 8 Councilman Michael Polensek, Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston, Cleveland Police 5th District, City of Cleveland Community Relations Board and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation

The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation is a non-profit organization created to preserve, promote, and protect the quality of life in our communities. We serve as an economic pump and liaison between businesses, industry, and residents. We work closely with our councilmen, political leaders, and city departments including the Departments of Safety, Health, Community and Economic Development,and Building & Housing. The corporation is operated by a board of trustees representing area residents, churches, business, and industry. Our office is located in Collinwood Village, staffed by 2 full-time and 3 part-time individuals. The corporation is funded through the City of Cleveland, as well as private donations, and other grants.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 1:22 PM, 11.03.2017