BRISTOL - The Bristol Police Department’s “Lip Sync Challenge” video will premier Saturday at Muzzy Field’s “We Are One” community softball games.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to Muzzy Field in a show of unity to watch the games. The first game will consist of children from the Boys & Girls Club. The second game pits local community leaders against Bristol teachers. The night will wrap up with a highly competitive game between the Bristol Police and Fire departments.
The video will be shown between the second and third game, at approximately 7:45 p.m. The Parks Department will be utilizing the Showmobile to stage the video.
“We are excited to announce that right before the Police vs. Fire game, we will be premiering the Bristol Police Lip Sync Challenge video,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “Produced by Tom Mazzarella of MazzMedia, it is a wonderful way to end the summer. We have all enjoyed the videos from other departments and we think ours is the best. Dunkin’ Donuts has generously offered to sponsor the Lip Sync Challenge Premiere at Muzzy Field. We greatly appreciate their generosity and support, and hope everyone enjoys the cameo appearance the Dunkin’ donuts and coffee have in the video.”
Event organizer Morris “Rippy” Patton said some changes have been made to this year’s community softball games.
“The Mum Festival is now the official sponsor of this event, along with their full schedule of other events celebrating Bristol, and those attending are asked to make a free-will donation or donate school supplies,” said Patton. “The goal is to ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ with supplies which will be donated to the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s Adopt-A-Child Back to School program.”
“This has been something we really look forward to,” said Bristol police union head Jim Pelletier. “We spend a lot of time interacting with the public in our professional capacity. These games give our officers and the firefighters a chance to show the community we are a part of it, even when the uniform comes off.”
Sean Lennon, president of Fire Union Local 773, agreed and added that “the Fire Department will be fielding a team, as well as having fire trucks at Muzzy for the community to see up close.”
“We have been privileged to be part of this event since the inception three years ago,” said Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould. “Each year the event grows and organizers are always looking for ways to improve it. The goal is to bring our Community together to demonstrate our support and caring for each other. The ‘We Are One’ logo says it all, and we are looking forward to a great day spending time with one another while at the same time collecting needed supplies for our children.”
- The City of Bristol