Syracuse PD to hold karate tourney for D.A.R.E. program

The 5th Annual Syracuse Police D.A.R.E. Karate Championships will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 25 at the Lincoln Middle School gymnasium, and martial artists can register now to compete.

Registration for athletes is $25 before Sept. 17; $40 after that date or the day of the event. All competitors under 13 years old will receive an award, and trophies will go to the first- through fourth-place winners.

Admission for spectators costs $5; for ages 6 to 12, $3; under 5, free. Food, refreshments and novelties will be available.

The event, sponsored by the Syracuse Police Department, is a fundraiser for the department's D.A.R.E. unit, which runs the program in city schools.

For more information, contact SPD D.A.R.E. unit officers Esteban Trotman or Victoria Baratta at 442-5216, or e-mail etrotman@syracusepolice.org.

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