ELLSWORTH- Members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department taking the day off from their normal duties on Saturday to have a little bit of fun.
For the 17th year in a row, the Sheriff’s Cup Basketball Tournament was held in Ellsworth, bringing middle school students from all across the state to shoot some hoops.
The event giving law enforcement a chance to interact with young teens in a positive environment.
“It’s another one of those things to let the young people know that we like sports, we’re involved in other things. We wear uniforms every day, but we’re people just like everyone else. And we like to put our shorts and our t-shirts on and relax and have some fun too,” said Scott Kane, sheriff of Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
Money raised from Saturday’s event will go to the sheriff’s charity fund– which contributes to many causes including purchasing Christmas gifts for underprivileged children and helping out people with special needs.