Everett Police Develop E-Gaming Tournament With Boys & Girls Clubs Of Snohomish County

August 25, 2023

Police Blotter


This was the first tournament of its kind pitting local kids and cops in E-Gaming.

Six Departments and six Boys and Girls Clubs played Rocket League.


Tuesday – Thursday cops practiced with kids at their local clubs.

Tulalip Tribal Police

Tulalip Tribal Police hosted the event at their local Boys and Girls Club.

Mayor Cassie Franklin and Sgt. Pountain

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman announced that beginning Sunday Sgt. Pountain is being promoted to Lieutenant.

Team Everett scores their first goal.

A Lynnwood Police Officer competes with her teammates.

A score for team Mukilteo.

Everett scores again!

It wasn’t all electronic games happening…

Buffalo Wild Wings provided lunch and Comcast, Boys and Girls Club staff and Everett PD served.

Cops and kids take a break for lunch together.

Sponsors provided gifts for raffle drawings and support for the event.

Earlier this year Mayor Cassie Franklin floated the idea of an E-Gaming event that police officers in Everett, Washington could participate in with local kids much like they’ve done with Baseball and Soccer for a number of years.

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman took that idea to Sergeant Jeff Pountain who oversees Everett PD’s School Resource Officers. He took the idea and had a meeting with other police agencies in Snohomish County and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.

“One meeting and everybody was in,” Pountain said during today’s event. “I couldn’t be more pleased.” He went on to say this was the first of this type of tournament but thinks it may be a trend and something Everett PD wants to continue.

This week police officers from Everett, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Tulalip Tribes spent three days at their local Boys and Girls Club practicing E-Gaming.

Today the officers gathered at the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club along with kids from the Everett, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Alderwood, Mukilteo and Tulalip Clubs to compete.

Officers were teamed with kids from their local clubs and the competition was intense as the six teams battled playing the game of Rocket League.

While waiting turns kids and cops spent time in non-electronic events including ping pong, pool, tic tac toe and working on stem projects.

“This has been so fun and a great way to open communication, build relationships and break barriers between kids and cops,” said Tulalip Tribal Police Chief Chris Sutter. “We want to fill playgrounds, not prisons.”

Sponsors for the event included Tulalip Tribes, Walmart, Comcast, City of Everett and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation along with food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings and event space and organization by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.

It was hard to tell who had more fun the kids or cops but all looked to be having a great time.

Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos from the event. Click photo to enlarge.


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