Saturday May 18 was the second annual @Promise Field Day at Kennedy Park in Atlanta, GA. It was the type of field day that’s been long lost. There were team games, food, treats and competition, all making it a successful family-oriented event, and sponsored by the city of Atlanta. However, the greatest attendees were the kids and their families, making this the promise of future events.
At-Promise Field Day brought together over 500 youth, 200 volunteers and 100 law enforcement officers for a unique series of activities where they can interact, engage and explore new ways to build positive relationships with officers. Through these positive interactions, the expected outcome is for youth to gain new perspective on the field of law enforcement; and develop relationships with officers who serve in their communities.
According to Tiffany Kirk @RegionsBank, “This is what community looks and feels like.”
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields @AtlantaPoliceDepartment says, “This is what we work for everyday of the year and this is a day of celebration.”
And Major Fred Watson @AtlantaPoliceCOPSUnit summed it up by saying, “It changes the narrative in a positive way.”
So, we’ll be seeing you at next year’s @Promise Field Day.
– Joseph Walker, III