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Albany first responders face off in 'Back the Blue' basketball game

First responders from all over Albany gathered for a basketball game (Source: WALB) First responders from all over Albany gathered for a basketball game (Source: WALB)
four teams battled it out (Source: WALB) four teams battled it out (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A benefit basketball game had law enforcement going head to head on Sunday.

The 'Back the Blue' campaign hosted its 4th annual basketball game at the Lockett Station Community Center in Albany. The event also raised money for breast cancer awareness.

Four teams battled it out for this years trophy and city bragging rights.

As the 'Back the Blue' campaign continues to grow, organizers ask the community to continue to show their support for all first responders.

Lots of people showed up to see Albany Police, the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department, and Dougherty County Juvenile Court face off in a basketball tournament.

The tournament was held at Robert Cross Middle School. 

It was the final event in the 'Back the Blue' campaign events.

They also sold 'Back the Blue' T-shirts, signs, and bracelets to help raise money for the campaign and breast cancer awareness.

The 'Back the Blue' campaign recently kicked off a new effort to support first responders.

All first responders were invited to come play basketball, have fun competing, and support two great causes.

The winner of the tournament received a trophy and the title of champion for first responders for the remainder of the year.

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