ALBANY, N.Y. — The Albany Patroons called a press conference on Monday to announce they are hosting a "Cops vs Kids" charity basketball game that will be played on Wednesday night at 5:30 pm before they host the Ohio Bootleggers.

The Albany Police Department will send a team consisting of police officers down to the Washington Avenue Armory to square off against the Green Tech varsity basketball team with a portion of the ticket sales going to support the Albany Addiction Care Center.

Patroons head coach Derrick Rowland, Albany Police Chief Robert Sears, Green Tech Principal Dr. Paul Miller, Albany Addiction Care Center Executive Director Kieth Stack and others addressed the media on the game's details and what it means to the community.

Tickets are on sale at the box office and one ticket gets you into both the charity game and the Patroon's game that follows. Currently the Patroons are in second place in the North American Premiere Basketball League and are looking for a championship in their first season in the league. The Patroons have four games left in their regular season schedule and are a half game out of first place.