All-Star Game Helps to Build Trust Between Police and Residents

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Members of the Chicago Police Department will coach youth as they face-off in a friendly AllStar baseball game to wrap up the summer and the 2018 Get IN Chicago Police/Youth Baseball Leagues on Saturday, Aug. 4th at the University of Illinois at Chicago Curtis Granderson Stadium , 901 W. Roosevelt Road. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. CST. Throughout the summer, kids age 9-12 from the Austin, Englewood, and North Lawndale neighborhoods participated in the The Police/Youth Baseball Leagues, offered at no cost, which is a unique program that blends summer fun with instilling trust between youth and law enforcement, a purpose larger than a game of baseball overall. The program runs in collaboration with Westside Health Authority, Teamwork Englewood, BBF Family Services, the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Park District. Find out more about the program by visiting

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