Wylie's P.O.L.I.C.E. (Practice of Leadership, Integrity, and Character Education) Club is hosting a co-ed, slow-pitch softball tournament fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 5, at Founders Park, 851 Hensley Ln., Wylie. Proceeds will go to aid in the cancer treatment of a city employee recently diagnosed with the disease.
The first set of games will begin at 9 a.m., with the championship game slated for 7 p.m. It will be a single elimination tournament, open to players of all ages. A maximum of 24 teams may play; each must be made up of at least 10 members, including at least three females.
Cost to enter is $10 per person. Teams are responsible for bringing their own gloves and bats, but game balls will be provided. Each player will receive a tournament T-shirt; trophies and awards will be given to the winning team.
The P.O.L.I.C.E. Club, made up of students from Wylie East and Wylie High, is sponsored by the Wylie Police school resource officers. The organization gives students a better understanding of the law enforcement profession from the local to the federal level. The club also teaches students the importance of good leadership and character traits. Members volunteer at community events such as National Night Out, Boo on Ballard, and the Wylie Championship Rodeo.
"The P.O.L.I.C.E. Club members take their commitment to service very seriously," said Wylie Police Officer Michael Stewart. "They are dedicated to helping this Wylie city employee deal with her medical costs as she fights cancer."
Tournament sponsors include State Farm: Adam Leggett, Wylie Eye Center, Tom Thumb, Ad Vision, the Wylie Police Association, and the Wylie Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
To participate in the tournament, each team must complete a registration form. To request a form, or for more information about the P.O.L.I.C.E. Club or event sponsorship, email Stewart at Michael.Stewart@WylieISD.net. Deadline to register is Oct. 13.