City of Peoria Press Release
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Officers Take Outstanding Students to Baseball Game
Peoria Police Officers reward students in S.W.A.G. program with trip to a Diamondbacks game
On Tuesday, May 14th, more than 200 Peoria students will get to attend the Arizona Diamondbacks game thanks to the Peoria Police Officers Association. These students are apart of the S.W.A.G. program (Students With Aspiring Goals). The program brings together high school students as mentors to middle school students to help them set and achieve high academic and interscholastic goals.
Currently 40 high school students and 200 middle school students participate in the program. Those students will be joined by school staff and 20 Peoria Police Officers and Peoria Firefighters for this fun night out at the Diamondbacks game.
Students will begin their evening with a fun pizza dinner at the Peoria Sports Complex where they will get a chance to come together and get outfitted in a SWAG T-shirt. From there, students will travel to Chase Field where two select students from each school will participate during an on field pre-game presentation before they watch the Diamondbacks take on the Braves.
This special night for the students is brought together by the fund-raising efforts of the P.P.O.A., along with support of the Diamondbacks Organization, the Peoria Police Department, and the Peoria Unified School District.