On May 20, youth from Oyler School and the Lower Price Hill community participated in the “We Are Family” basketball tournament, an event promoting positive engagement with firemen and police officers. Officer Anthony Johnson officiated and firefighter John Koch participated in the tournament.
The event was held at Santa Maria’s Joe Williams’ Family Center and hosted games for all ages where staff and adults could join. Children in the 7th grade and up were able to enter the final tournament held in Oyler’s gym.
Along with the tournament, youth and participants enjoyed pizza and yard games. Those who attended the event received a bracelet, and the winners of the tournament received medals. The event offered a way to bring the community together with fun and friendly competition while engaging the youth with officers and firefighters.