Atlanta’s Communities will celebrate banner year! For the 5th consecutive year, Atlanta’s kids and cops will compete on the baseball diamond and lead Atlanta communities in goodwill and fellowship.
On Saturday, August 24, 2019, L.E.A.D. Ambassadors and Officers of the Atlanta Police Department will compete in the 5th annual Safe At Home Game on Moore-Clendenon Baseball Field on the campus of Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington High School. We would love for you to join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Players from these two very different groups will come together on game day to compete on the diamond for the 5th consecutive year through their common love of baseball. Leading the way are L.E.A.D. Ambassadors, young men from a local non-profit organization and Officers from APD’s baseball team. Their shared purpose is to celebrate and continue to build upon the fellowship and goodwill that they’ve established over the past four years. The game is 7-innings, self-officiated and competitive.
The Safe at Home Game is a big win for both teams and Atlanta’s inner-city communities. The relationship between L.E.A.D.’s young men and the Atlanta Police Department Officers has grown stronger over the last four years due to their participation in this initiative. Here is a link to a video of last year’s game: https://vimeo.com/306862570
Two players said the following about their own Safe At Home Game experience:
“There are a lot of people who talk about police brutality, but a lot of them aren’t doing anything to help it. By playing this self-officiated game against Atlanta Police Officers, we’re doing something to help make things better,” said LEAD Ambassador Vernard Kennedy, a 2017 graduate of Carver Early College who is currently attending Georgia State
Veteran police officer, Lieutenant Jim Hodge, shared, “It’s really been an eye opener for me. I’ve grown close to some of the kids and this experience has helped me see things in a different light.”