North Charleston police, community to join for ‘fun day’

The North Charleston Police Department and local residents will come together Saturday for a community “fun day” centered around a game of baseball.

The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murray Hill Community Center baseball field, 2674 Bonds Ave., behind Murray Hill Academy. Families can partake in a home run derby, free throw competition, face painting and other activities.

Police said North Charleston resident Jamichell Mazyck conceived the event as a way to boost the relationship between officers and the community.

“I saw a need for us to work together and dispel any misconceptions about the community and police not being able to work together and exist together harmoniously,” Mazyck said in a release.

Attendees are invited to bring school supplies for area students.

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for the Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.