Beckley, WV (WVNS) – The Beckley Fire and Police Departments join together for a special event.

Both departments are hosting a joint charity basketball game on January 21st. Admission costs are only school-related items, which include pencils, erasers, notebooks, etc.

The school items collected will then be donated to the students of Beckley-Stratton Middle School. Sergeant David Bailey said he came up with the idea through his own personal history with sports.

“I used to play basketball when I was younger,” said Bailey. “The city has a softball game where the fire department plays the police department so I was like, let’s start a basketball game with the fire department.”

The game will be played at the Beckley-Stratton Middle School gym and everyone is welcome to attend!