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POSTPONED: Davidson Police and Fire Departments Host Second Annual Mark Swaney Basketball Game

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Bottom Left Black Box, News, Town Information

A photo from last year’s basketball game.

 

Davidson Police to take on Mooresville Police & Fire for charity

The Davidson Police and Fire Departments invite area residents to attend the 2nd Annual Mark Swaney Basketball Game as they take on the Mooresville Police and Fire Departments to raise money for charity. The event will take place Friday, March 20, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Community School of Davidson (CSD) gymnasium.

The event honors two police officers killed in the line of duty. Davidson Police Officer Mark Swaney was shot and killed on December 25, 1997. Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon was shot and killed on May 4, 2019. “Both of these police officers were dedicated public servants who put others before themselves,” said Davidson Chief of Police Penny Dunn.

This year, a Community School of Davidson senior will be awarded a one-year college scholarship, and other proceeds will be donated to the Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial Scholarship, created for scholarships to the Mitchell Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training. “The loss of their lives impacts their families, friends, co-workers, and the communities they served forever.” Chief Dunn added, “we are partnering with Mooresville to magnify the contributions of these officers for years to come. Recognizing their legacy by supporting scholarships for children in Davidson and young people seeking to become police officers is an honor.”

Tickets to the basketball game are $7.00 and can be purchased both online and the day of the event. There will be food and t-shirts available for purchase, as well. If you can’t attend the game but would still like to help, donations can be made online at the same link.

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