Hammond PD defends Voices for Children title _lowres

Photo provided by Ginger B. Cangelosi-- For the second year in a row, Hammond Police Department won the Voices for Children Bowl hosted by Child Advocacy Services on March 7 at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond. The team includes, front row from left, Kory Theodore, Corey Stewart and Brandon Moore; and second row, Javon Spears, Mark Hampton, Rodney Gemar, Garrett Banquer and Michael Jackson. Not pictured are team members Sermaine Smith, Eric Watson and Corey Morse.  

For the second year in a row, Hammond Police Department won the Voices for Children Bowl hosted by Child Advocacy Services.

The annual flag football game raises funds for the CAS’ Children’s Advocacy Center, which conducts forensic interviews in a safe, child-friendly environment for children who have disclosed sexual or physical abuse, a news release from CAS said.

The center also provides advocacy services.

The benefit flag football tournament was held March 7 at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond.

Twelve teams from area police departments, sheriff departments, firefighter groups and businesses competed in the annual tournament to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Teams were made up of players from area groups including Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gonzales Police Department, Spirit Professionals, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hammond Police Department, Pulse Cross Training Studio, Santa Fe Cattle Company, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Slidell Police Department, Hammond Fire Department, Raising Cane’s, Firefighters for Christ, River Rock Church, Goodbee Fire Department, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Florida Parishes Detention Center.

Local businesses, families, friends, volunteers and CAS staff attended to support the game and teams.