On August 26, 2018, the 4th Annual Together We Ball event was held at P.C. Cobb Field House at Dallas Fair Park. Together We Ball is community partnership at its best. The evening’s festivities included two basketball games. The first game featured local high school basketball players from around the metroplex. The second game featured local pastors and members of the Dallas Police Department.
The participants in the second game were chosen in a pre-game draft. The draft’s Mr. Irrelevant (the last person chosen in the draft) was Sgt. Munoz of The Dallas Police Department’s Community Affairs Unit. The game was competitive, but was won by team “Dreamers.” However, the highlight of the evening featured our very own Chief U. Renee Hall who participated in the halftime free throw contest. Chief Hall gave a valiant effort, but didn’t come out on top in the free throw contest.
Together We Ball was created when representatives from the African American Pastors Coalition approached members of the Dallas Police Department with the idea of uniting the police department and the community through basketball. Each year this community event continues to expand becoming another positive community partnership ensuring the community and the police department can join together as one.