The City of Fort Wayne’s Cities United initiative invites residents to attend the upcoming Unity in the Community basketball game featuring members of the Fort Wayne Police and Fire departments. The game is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Indiana Tech Schafer Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Admission to the game is $3, or $2 with the donation of a canned good. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.
Cities United is a national partnership, organized by the National League of Cities (NLC), to eliminate violence-related deaths of African American males. The Fort Wayne Cities United effort is working to foster and support positive relationships among African American youth, law enforcement and the community.
NLC officials are visiting the community and will attend Thursday’s basketball game. They will talk with leaders and residents about the local Cities United work and ways they can support Fort Wayne’s efforts.