The Rockford Police Department, as part of an initiative to cultivate and foster friendly relationships between Rockford residents and police, invite the public to attend and cheer on two teams playing the “Home Plate Compact,” a new community softball game that brings together citizens with members of the department.
The event is organized by Don Wright, whose active stance against violence was reinforced when his son Brandon was murdered in 2011. Wright notes his belief in community policing as an effective and fun solution in achieving strengthened relationships, increased trust, and improved safety as a catalyst for this community event.
Community and police personnel teams are nearly complete. Attendees who would like to participate may coordinate with team captains on the day-of the event.
The event will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Marinelli Field, 115 15th Ave.
–City of Rockford