(Hollis, NY) - State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith announced today that members of the FDNY, NYPD and EMT that service the Queens South community will take part in a friendly basketball tournament this Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Daniel O'Connell Park in Hollis.
1st Annual Queens South First Responders Basketball Tournament
has been created by members of the NYPD in conjunction with area residents to promote positive sportsmanship and respect between first responders and the community.
Members of the fire, police, and EMT workers that serve within the confines of the 113th Precinct will have a team of ten members who will compete against a team of ten consisting of parents and community leaders.
"It is my hope that this event will bring people together in a positive way and spur future partnerships between first responders and the community," Smith said. "May this tournament serve as a reminder that optimism, hope and pride are still vibrant in Southeast Queens."