"A lot of the girls that I've played with in the past--it was cool to see them again and all come together for a good cause," Dawson said.
The Norfolk Department of Development focuses on the quality of life in the community.
"Shoot Hoops Not Guns" helped strengthen the neighborhood's engagement between the youth and police officers.
"We have to become closer in our community and we have to evolve together so we can grow together as a community," said marketing coordinator, Jessica Vincent.
Over 80 girls and boys were competing on the court starting at 9 a.m on Saturday.