Basketball for Peace Proves to be a Slam Dunk for Kids, Cops & Community Members

chief william gross and district attorney dan conley

Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross, along with several members of the Boston Police Department, stopped by the Kroc Center in Dorchester today (February 20, 2014) to support District Attorney Dan Conley and the 6th Annual Basketball for Peace Tournament. As in years past, this year’s tourney, which proved to be a huge success, was well attended and enthusiastically received. Chief Gross, who served as the tournament’s keynote speaker, welcomed, thanked and applauded the kids for showing up and getting involved. Said Chief Gross: “I wanted the kids to know and understand how happy we were to see them here today. A tournament like this allows us to interact and talk to the kids. It gives us a chance to say to them that we care about them, their futures and what they bring to our community. We want every kid we deal with to achieve his or her greatness and we, especially, want the kids to know that we’re here to help, not hurt them.” Offered District Attorney Dan Conley: “Basketball for Peace is an event that everyone in our office looks forward to every year. The kids, volunteers and attendees have a great time and do so in a safe, fun environment that encourages good sportsmanship and positive interactions with members of law enforcement, social service providers and community leaders.”