Rep. Kelly to Attend Kelly Klassic, Which Seeks to Foster Community-Police Relations and Gun Violence Reductions
Chicago, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly will participate in the Kelly Klassic, a newly-formed basketball tournament, hosted in Chicago’s South Side. The tournament is designed to foster improved community-police relations and address the gun violence epidemic.
“We need more opportunities to come together as Chicagoans. Opportunities to get to know one another and understand the challenges that we all face,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “Nearly everyone has a story of how gun violence has affected them and their families. At events like this, we all come together and realize that we have much more in common than that which divides us. In that realization, we find the seeds of greater understanding and an end to the violence.”
The event is organized by the National Minority Quality Forum and will be hosted at South Shore High School (1955 E. 75th Street, Chicago, IL 60649) on Saturday, August 25th from 10a until 5p. Basketball games will begin at 11a.
In addition to serving as head coach of the Kelly All-Stars, Congresswoman Kelly is a vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and a member of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group, which recently hosted a meeting in Chicago.
Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to James Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Congresswoman and other VIPs will be made available for one-on-one interviews.