Jeep Jones Park in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood was filled Saturday with people playing basketball and having a great time to combat gang violence. And given the heinous events over the last week, it also went a long way toward repairing the relationship between community and police.
Basketball and food was a simple formula, but one that has consistently brought hundreds of people out every year for an event called "Save R Streets," put on by a group called Score 4 More.
"It's a two-day basketball tournament and peace weekend," said Elizabeth Miranda of Score 4 More. "We feed the entire park. We play about 20 games of basketball. We have arts and crafts, and we even do a community awards ceremony."
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It's a gathering that's been a tradition for seven years. Score 4 More partners with the Ten Point Coalition, a Boston group whose goal is to reduce gang violence.
The community and police came together to help bring children a brighter future. All around the event, police were on patrol -- many of the officers actually grew up in the neighborhood.