Once again this year NFTA Transit Police Officers hosted an afternoon at a Buffalo Bisons baseball game for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. Officers David Drozdel, Mike Bogulski, Dina Bigham along with Detectives Jason Koelle and Rich Lewis chaperoned seven youth who are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister enjoyed the game, some ballpark fare and interacting with the officers on a warm, sunny July afternoon. This is the second year the department has arranged this special outing.
Alicia Bartsch, Director of Community Relations for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Erie County commented how extremely grateful the organization is to the officers for their continued support. “The kids had a great time at the game and our staff was impressed with how amazingly well the kids related to the officers,” she said.
Special thanks to Lt. Jim Halliday and Lt. Mike Davies for their help in coordinating this event and their planned participation in future mentoring activities with our organization.