Letters to the Editor: Thanks for "Shoots and Ladders"

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for "Shoots and Ladders"

Letters to the Editor

I’m sending my warmest thank you for the exciting, fun, and very successful event, “Shoots & Ladders,” last Friday evening, the third of May. The Alameda Police Department played a game of basketball against the Alameda Fire Department to help raise money for Alameda Family Services. Sponsors included the College of Alameda, Harbor Bay Group of Companies, Scooter Importers, and TransPacific National Bank.

The APD was co-coached by Chief Michael Noonan and Officer Emilia Mrak; the AFD was coached by Chief Michael D’Orazi. The firefighters and police officers competed on free throws with the kids before the game and at half-time, and everyone participated in and a raffle with great athletic prizes, including a mountain bike. This game was so exciting all the way through to end when the teams were just a couple of points apart. APD won this game, but we’ll see what happens for the second Shoots & Ladders next year.

The event raised a whopping $7,000 for Alameda Family Services (http://www.alamedafs.org), which supports individuals and families through counseling, Head Start, Early Head Start, School-Based Health Centers, Homeless Youth Services and other programs.

Warmest regards,
Jeannie Graham, AFS Board Member