I was fortunate enough to be invited back to this year's 3rd annual Cops vs Celebrities Tournament at Proctor High School on Saturday night.

This great event is a fundraiser for Joseph's Experience which, in short, provides activities and experiences to improve the quality of life of children suffering from serious medical conditions, namely cancer and leukemia. For more on Joseph's Experience, check them out on Facebook here.

This game - which is very competitive and taken very seriously by the participants - isn't about winning, but I think that is clear to all who participate and support the event.

But, since I mentioned winning, I will tell you that the Celebrities' team finally scored a victory over the Cops' team. And, this year's game pitted the two Robs against each other at team captains: Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Utica Mayor Rob Palmeiri.

Thanks to Gene Allen - Marketing Director of the City of Utica's Urban Renewal Agency - for snapping a few photos of me on the court. By the way, I missed both of my free throws, but I will say based on this photo (below) I am happy with my form. I did hit a nice jumper in the first half, but was fiercely rejected by one of the Cops' players when I tried to put back a rebound in the second half. Had a blast though. Was glad to be apart of the team and hope I get an invite next year, too!

Cops vs Celebrities game (3/28/15 via Gene Allen)

 

Cops vs Celebrities game (3/28/15 via Gene Allen)
Cops vs Celebrities game (3/28/15 via Gene Allen)