COPS VS. LOCAL CELEBRITIES

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ONEIDA COUNTY SHERIFF ROB MACIOL & UTICA MAYOR ROBERT PALMIERI ANNOUNCE 5th ANNUAL COPS VS. LOCAL CELEBRITIES CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME

All Funds Raised Will Support Joseph’s Experience to Help Sick Children in Our Community

 

Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced that the 5th annual Cops vs. Local Celebrities Charity Basketball Game will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 5:30 pm at Proctor High School in Utica.

 

The game will peg fifteen law enforcement members from Oneida and Herkimer Counties against the area’s local leaders, business owners, and media personalities.

 

This year’s recipient of the funds raised will be Joseph’s Experience - whose mission is to help children and families struck by severe illness.

 

There will also be an Oneida County Youth Bureau game and boys & girls High School All Star game that will showcase some of Oneida Counties best high school basketball players.

 

The schedule of games is as follows;

 

3:00pm Oneida County Youth Bureau game

4:00pm / Girls high school all-star game

5:30pm / Cops vs. Celebrities game

7:00pm / Boys high school all-star game

 

At halftime of the Cops vs. Celebrities game there will be a rematch of the “Battle of the Robs” as Sheriff Maciol will face off against Mayor Palmieri in a free throw contest.

 

Sheriff Maciol said, “It’s always an honor to participate in the annual Cops vs. Local Celebrities basketball game and help children in need in our community.  The event 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 consistently dedicates their time and effort every year to make this event a success.”

 

Mayor Palmieri stated, “I thank Sheriff Maciol for his continued partnership as the City of Utica is a strong supporter of Joseph’s Experience.  I encourage everyone in our community to attend as this event continues to grow every year. “

 

The cost to see the games are free with a request for donations at the door to support this worthy cause. Food and drinks will be available to purchase during the event.