A pair of Puyallup policemen danced to pop star Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” on Wednesday for a full gym at Ferrucci Junior High School.
Puyallup police Capt. Scott Engle and school resource Officer Mark Ketter broke out original moves during the halftime show of the sixth annual Cops vs. Teachers Charity Basketball Game, as part of a challenge from the Puyallup City Council.
Proceeds benefited 5-year-old Isaac Evans, the son of a Puyallup teacher and an assistant city attorney, who is battling a type of cancer called neuroblastoma.
Isaac had a front row seat to the performance.
Between the council and members of the Police Department, about $5,300 was raised before the game, not including proceeds from the event.
The teachers won the game 55 to 48.
Checks to Kiwanis of Daffodil Valley can be sent to Ferrucci Jr. High School, 3213 Wildwood Park Dr., Puyallup, WA 98374, to support the Evans family.
The dance challenge was inspired by a Dover, Delaware policeman who rocked out to the same song in his patrol car in January.