Join us at the Police Pals basketball game!

Lizzy Partsch, Staff Writer

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As Michael Buffer says, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”

The Bethel Park Police Pals will be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game of basketball on Friday, March at 8 p.m. in the BPHS main gym.

There will be a pregame at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Bethel Park Police Department vs. the Bethel Park teachers and All-State agents. Some members of the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will also be playing.  Joining the police will be members of the BP Fire Department.

The program benefits a scholarship fund for the Bethel Park Police Pals and students who are involved in L.E.A.P or The Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program. This would be the 20th year the Police Pals basketball game with the Steelers has been going on, starting in 1997.

This year there are a total of seven officers participating in the basketball game. Some of these officers include: Officer Minsan, Officer Wright, Sergeant Dziezgowski, Detective Radnick, and Sergeant Dunn.

There are also a number of Bethel Park teachers participating. They include: Mr. Travis, Mr. Lorenzi, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Muench, Mr. Schilling, Mr. Lape, Mr. O’Connor, and Mr. Winschel.

Unfortunately, we aren’t yet aware of the Steelers participating in the event and won’t find out until they arrive.

Mr. Travis, one of the teachers playing in the Police Pals basketball game, has actually had some previous basketball experience and played for the Penn Hills basketball team, 1st through 12th grade. He is also an assistant coach for the Lady Hawks. He is looking forward to the game and firmly believes to win, the team depends on the “The shooting of John Lorenzi, the determination of Dan Sloan, the quickness and cardio of Mr. Travis, and the sense of humor of spectator Lizzy Partsch.”

There will be concessions hosted by the Bethel Park Basketball Boosters and a Chinese Auction hosted by the Bethel Park Historical Society.

Doors open at 6, admission is FREE and the Steelers will also be available to sign autographs during halftime.

Be sure to come out and cheer on your local policemen and favorite teachers as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Good luck to all!

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