The Ottawa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (OCDSA) is once again hosting it’s annual basketball game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday, May 7, 7:30pm at Allendale High School.
Last year’s game was a huge success! OCDSA hosts the game each year during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week so that we can show appreciation to the more than 70+ correctional deputies and employees that work at the Ottawa County Jail. In 2015, deputies and employees from the Sheriff’s Corrections Division played against both active and retired Detroit Lions such as Herman Moore, Corey Schlessinger and Devin Taylor.
Along with the entertaining game of basketball, there is a 20-30 minute “half time” where spectators can take photos with the Detroit Lions and have them sign autographs and their favorite memorabilia. The Grand Valley State University Cheerleaders and Griff from the Grand Rapids Griffins will also be performing at the game. Concessions are made available by the Allendale High School Band Boosters and musical entertainment is provided by the Allendale High School Jazz & Pep Bands, which totally rocked the game last year!
A significant portion of our first year success went to support The Deputy David Lee Steenwyk Memorial Scholarship (now known as The Deputy Dave Steenwyk and Deputy Matt Chatfield Memorial Scholarship). This year’s game will allow the OCDSA to donate school supplies to needy children in Ottawa County and two other local charities yet to be determined. Also, the OCDSA donates many free tickets to such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, The Boys and Girls Club of Holland, the Michigan Special Olympics and Shields of Hope-Ottawa County, just to name a few.
Admittance to the game is FREE to members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and their immediate families with the presentation of department identification at the gate. Otherwise, tickets are $20/person, $35/couple, and $50/family. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-616-392-1745 or purchased at the gate at the time of the event.
What | Detroit Lions vs Ottawa County All-Stars Basketball Game
When | Saturday | May 7 | 7:30pm
Where | Allendale High School Gymnasium | 10760 68th Avenue
Questions | Joe Walker | firstname.lastname@example.org