PHOTOS: Local Cops Bond With Somali Children At Soccer Game | windsoriteDOTca News - windsor ontario's neighbourhood newspaper windsoriteDOTca News
The Somali Community of Windsor hosted their 2nd Annual Soccer Tournament with local law enforcement agencies, Friday night at the Novelletto Rosati Sports Complex in West Windsor.
The premise of the event was to give children an opportunity to interact with local law enforcement officers in an informal and fun way with the goal of relationship building, organizers said, in an effort to lead youth away from negative sterotypes about police, issues with authority, and the path of extremism.
Both boys and girls played matches before speeches, awards and, at the end of the night, a law enforcement versus community soccer game.
Local officers from organizations including the RCMP, Windsor Police, OPP, CBSA, and Public Safety Canada participated.