All Funds Raised Will Support Joseph’s Experience to Help Children Impacted by Cancer or Leukemia in Our Community

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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2019

 

ONEIDA COUNTY SHERIFF ROB MACIOL & UTICA MAYOR ROBERT PALMIERI ANNOUNCE 7th ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS & LOCAL CELEBRITIES CHARITY BASKETBALL GAMES

All Funds Raised Will Support Joseph’s Experience to Help Children Impacted by Cancer or Leukemia in Our Community

 

Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced the 7th annual First Responders & Local Celebrities Charity Basketball Games will be on Saturday, March 30th at Clinton Senior High School.

 

The games will include law enforcement members from Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga Counties and local area leaders, teachers, business owners and media personalities.

 

This year’s recipient of the funds raised will be Joseph’s Experience, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of children who are affected by severe medical conditions such as Cancer & Leukemia. 

 

The schedule of games is as follows;

 

12:30pm- Utica Lady Knicks v. Clinton Girls

 

2:00pm- Optimist All-Stars

 

3:00pm- Oneida County Girl All-Stars

 

4:00pm- Cops vs. Firemen

 

5:30pm- Celebrities & Teachers

 

7:00pm- Oneida County Boy All-Stars

 

Sheriff Maciol said, “The annual Cops vs. Local Celebrities basketball game is a great event that helps children in need in our community.  It 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 dedicates their time and effort in making this event a tremendous 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 this family friendly event.” 

 

The cost of admission is $5 which includes all the games with children under 12 free.  Food, drinks and raffles will also be available to purchase during the event.