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Friday, July 30, 2010

Tomorrow: Metro Mayors Basketball Tournament To Be Held At Trum Field!

Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together Saturday, July 31, for the annual Metro Mayors Basketball Tournament in a show of solidarity among youth and those who fight for their safety. The tournament takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Somerville’s Trum Field at 541 Broadway

Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will send teams to a five-on-five tournament hosted by the Metro Mayors Coalition as a way to promote safe summer activities and kick off the coming school year.

About the cause...
Shannon grant funds provide resources to support prevention and enforcement measures in the battle against youth- and gang-related crime. The Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative includes such organizations as Teen Empowerment in Somerville and Roca in Chelsea. These groups use the funding to support programs offering at-risk and court-involved youth the opportunity to turn their lives in a new direction. Police departments across the region also use the funding to support the Metro Gang Task Force and “hot spot” patrols on urban streets.

The Metro Mayors Coalition is a collaborative group that brings together 13 mayors and city and town managers from the Greater Boston area to find common solutions to shared problems. The tournament is funded in part by the Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative, which promotes a regional approach to addressing youth and gang violence throughout Massachusetts.

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