It’s the next step in the dream.
It’s gonna happen in February 2019 –
The frist David Glasser Foundation Basketball League.
It’s happening in Laveen where David Glasser, my son and a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 2016.
This is the start of the big dream God gave us of having David Glasser Foundation sports leagues and tournaments across the valley providing a service to our communities. These sports events will also offer opportunities for Police Officers to grow positive relationships with people in the communities they serve.
Next year starts off with a spring DGF Basketball League followed by the 1st Annual DGF Flag Football Tournament in March and then, in the fall, another DGF Basketball League.
A whole year of sports! Davey just got out his basketball and is hitting the court in heaven for a pick-up game!
You probably have heard how much Davey loved sports – all of them. He was a super fan of the Cardinals and the Diamondbacks and all ASU sports. He played baseball and basketball as a kid and decided to focus on basketball when he moved into Junior High. He was a coach’s player because he played consistently well every game. After retiring from the Police force, he planned to get his teaching certificate and teach at the high school level while coaching – probably basketball. And probably in a high-risk area of Phoenix because that was just who he was. He really cared about the areas of our city which are struggling and he understood basketball very well. He also understood all of the life skills that sports can give a kid when they are coached well.
Davey never got the chance to fulfill that dream of being a coach. So the David Glasser Foundation is picking up his dream and providing opportunities for kids in high risk areas of Phoenix to receive the good coaching and great life skills which will help them get on the road to success in their personal lives.
We are looking forward to partnering with Laveen Youth Sports, a non-profit group in Laveen which has been running successful sports leagues there for several years.
We are planning to grow our leagues and, through sports and our police officer volunteers, have a positive influence on the lives of a lot of kids and their parents for many years to come.
It’s Davey’s dream on a larger scale.
Miss you, Davey.