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Annual Robert Kozminski Memorial Basketball Tournament

Posted at 1:00 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 01:00:47-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Saturday, the Grand Rapids Police Department held their annual Robert Kozminski Memorial Basketball Tournament.

This year, the event proceeds went to Stacey Crowder, Deputy Braxton Crowder's wife, who is fighting stage 3 colon cancer and needs continuous medical care.

"All the money will be going to the Crowder family. Each year we pick someone in the law enforcement community that could use the extra help," said organizer Krystal Stuart. " And this year it was them. Stacey was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer back in April."

The tournament was at the Kenowa Hills High School.

Local police departments played in a game against the Kenowa Hills teachers. The big rivalry of the day was between the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

The game has been around since 1998, but got its name in 2007 when Robert Kozminski was killed in the line of duty.

This year their goal was to raise $10,000.