Football, fun and excitement. And all to benefit a worthy cause. Mark your calendars and get ready for a fantastic sporting event to be played in Brantford.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) announced May 10-16, 2015 as Police Week in Ontario. As part of the weeklong awareness event, Brantford Police Services will be hosting a community football game to help promote a career in policing to the local high schools.
This inaugural event is called The Copper Bowl and will take place on Friday, May 15th with a 6:00 p.m. kickoff at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre backfield.
The Police Team, coached by Det. Raj Saini of Brantford Police Services (and former Assumption College coach), will have 35 players. They will face off against the High School Team, coached by current Brantford Bisons varsity coach Kelly Ireland, consisting of approximately 30 All Star players from the seven local high schools: Assumption College, St. John’s College, Brantford Collegiate Institute & VS, North Park Collegiate & VS, Pauline Johnson Collegiate & VS, Tollgate Tech and Paris District High School. The format will be two hand touch with the winning team taking home The Copper Bowl Trophy.
Admission to the game is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. There will also be a concession stand open and all proceeds from the game will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Brantford.
So gather your friends and family together for this truly unique sporting event that brings together our city’s police and high school football All Stars. And thank you to Brantford Police Services for organizing this game that benefits the youth of our community. The Tournament Capital of Ontario salutes you!