La Vergne Police Fundraiser a Slam Dunk

Former Tennessee Titans football legends will soon have the opportunity to show their skills on the basketball court. On Saturday, January 25, Titans alumni will face off against La Vergne police officers in a benefit basketball game.

The game, hosted by La Vergne Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #85, is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. at La Vergne High School.  Tickets are $10 and are available at the police department, but additional donations will also be accepted. 

Tennessee Titans alumni who are scheduled to play include Craig Hentrich, Brad Hopkins, Derrick Mason, Zak Piller, Chris Sanders, and Dennis Stallings. You may bring your Titans merchandise and camera for pictures and autographs with the Titans at this event.

“We know we’re facing some tough competition going one-on-one against some of the best athletes in the state, but since we are facing them on the basketball court rather than a football field, our chances of winning are drastically improved,” said Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis, president of F.O.P. Lodge #85. “After many hours of practice, we hope our officers will have plenty of net shots.”

Proceeds of the benefit basketball game will go to the non-profit F.O.P. organization that helps fund a youth boxing club (Club Knockout), the Christmas for Children and Seniors program (provided toys and food for 205 children and 92 families this past Christmas), and sending officers to the annual police memorial in Washington, D.C. for police week.

“I would love to see the gym full for this basketball,” said Mayor Senna Mosley. “I am excited to see how our police do playing against these wonderful athletes!”

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