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#BlueLivesMatter Tournament in Maine Pairs Law Enforcement and Softball

April 16, 2020, 9:22 a.m. (ET)

In the state capital city of Augusta, Maine, a relationship between law enforcement and USA Softball has blossomed into an annual tournament geared towards raising money for law enforcement charities. The #BlueLivesMatter tournament is the brainchild of Deputy Brittany Johnson, a detective with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta.

In 2015 Johnson, with the help of many others, held the inaugural #BlueLivesMatter tournament in the small town of Winslow, 30 minutes north of Augusta. The tournament has been held every year since, usually at the end of August or beginning of September, with each team made up of a different law enforcement agency and all the proceeds donated to a law enforcement charity or family.

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