Lakewood community members smiling with a large check raised by the community and the Lakewood Police department at the YMCA

Mark your calendars for an event that promises to provide support for our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The Y invites you to the 15th Annual Cops vs. Teachers Charity Basketball Game and Silent Auction on Friday, April 26, 2024.  

The heart of this event is in how it impacts the Lakewood community: Every dollar raised at the door and through the silent auction will support the Lakewood Family YMCA’s Youth Late Nite Program and free Y memberships for children in foster care. The game and fundraiser are proudly sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park.   

Event Details: 
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm (Admission by Donation Only) 
Location: Lakes High School Gymnasium


Cops vs Teachers charity participants smile in matching T-shirts at the YMCA

What to Expect

Cops vs. Teachers Charity Basketball Game: This uplifting game will feature officers from various law enforcement agencies playing against teachers and administrators from different local school districts. It’s not just another basketball game; it’s a testament to what can be accomplished when the community unites for a common cause.  

Silent Auction: An array of special items will be generously donated by local businesses and community members. From gift certificates to unique experiences, this auction will be hosted online for one week starting the night of the tournament.


How you can Help


Attend: Bring your family and friends along for an evening of camaraderie and goodwill. Let’s fill the gymnasium and show our support for the Lakewood community!  

Donate: Your contributions, whether by donating at the door or participating in the silent auction, directly contribute to the success of these crucial Y youth programs. 

Spread the Word: Share this blog with other Lakewood families and help us make this the biggest Cops vs Teachers Charity Basketball Game yet! 


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