BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s annual Basketball for Peace tournament tomorrow will feature appearances by members of the Boston City Council and Boston School Committee, a UMass Boston vice chancellor and basketball hall-of-famer, a Boston Police detective, a former head of the City’s street worker program, and Suffolk County’s senior advocate for the victims of violent crime.
They, along with former Boston Celtics guard Dana Barros, will take to the parquet at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester on Thursday for Conley’s annual youth basketball games, which bring city teens together with Suffolk County prosecutors, victim advocates, civilian investigators, and support staff. Also on hand will be local police, non-profit groups, and social service providers.
This year’s teams will include youngsters from the Kroc Center and the Salvation Army’s Bridging the Gap program; the Dorchester Youth Collaborative; the Revere Police Activities League; the Leahy-Holloran Community Center in Dorchester; the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury; and the Teen Center at St. Peter’s in Dorchester.
For the second year in a row, Conley will be welcoming six honorary team captains from the community, with each being recognized with an award denoting his or her status as a role model for city youth. They are:
Basketball for Peace will be held tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center, located at 650 Dudley St. in Dorchester. Media are welcome to attend.