A York man is fighting a battle against the city to keep an annual event going.
He says it's a community gathering to remember victims of violence.
But police say it's a $6,000 plus commitment for them.
This would have been the third year for the Trey and Boo Classic. Wayne Scott organizes the event every year.
But this year, he's been told he can't unless he pays up.
For the past two years, at the end of June, Penn Park fills with up to 500 people. They are there to watch and play basketball in the Trey and Boo Classic.
“It’s like a big day at the park, food vendors, music, dancing, basketball, snowballs, everything,” Scott explained to us.
Wayne Scott organizes the event. It's named for his cousin and a friend, both former William Penn students lost to violence.
“I grew up around Boo, my cousin and Trey watching basketball,” Scott told us. “I figure why not keep their names around by having an event they both love.”
But this year, the city has told him he can't have the classic unless he pays $12,000. The money would cover overtime for police to patrol the event for last year and for this year.
Scott has no problem with police being there, but he does have a problem with the bill.
There's no charge to go to the event, so he makes no money off it. If he has to pay the 12 thousand bucks - the classic won't happen.
“The community at the end of the day is what is it about,” Scott added. ”It’s not about me, I just organize it. The whole city loses out.”
Scott says he has asked if he can provide his own security and was denied.
The mayor’s office says they do have a meeting scheduled for Thursday