Police officers, pastors compete on newly revamped community basketball court
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga Police officers and local pastors compete on a newly revamped community basketball court.
Earlier this year, the basketball court at Pringle Park didn’t look so good.
It was damaged. It had cracks and was overgrown.
Officer Robin Davenport says he grew up in the neighborhood and wanted to make the area safer for its residents.
He noticed the court at the neighborhood park needed a little help.
So he called some city leaders and was able to get the court back into shape which lead to the basketball game today – an event all about the community.
“Just to get the community out and get them involved with the police officers let them kind of come, let our guards down, bring our families out and kind of show them that we, you know, not one-dimensional, that we really do care and we’re trying to make safety a priority. Building that relationship and the partnerships with everybody to bring an event like this together,” Officer Davenport says.
In case you’re wondering, the pastors beat the police officers.