DRACUT — Chief of Police Peter Bartlett and Fire Chief Richard Patterson are pleased to announce the Dracut Police Department and Dracut Fire Department are teaming up to challenge Dracut High School students at a game of basketball to benefit the Best Buddies Program in Dracut.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.
Dracut High School gymnasium, 1540 Lakeview Ave, Dracut.
The Dracut Police Department and Dracut Fire Department are joining forces to take on the Dracut High School Unified team in a charity game of basketball to raise money for the Best Buddies Programs at Dracut High School and the Richardson Middle School.
The Best Buddies Program seeks to end the social, physical and economic isolation of those with developmental disabilities, and there are active programs at the high school and middle school.
Dracut Police and Firefighters will join forces to play against the Dracut Unified Team, which includes developmentally disabled students from Dracut Public Schools.
The Unified Sports program is a partnership between Dracut Public Schools, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Special Olympics.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for school staff, and $5 for students. There will also be raffles at the event.
All proceeds will go to the high school and middle school Best Buddies Programs.
About the Best Buddies Program:
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development with individuals who are identified as having intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.