The 9th annual Police Cup is underway with more than 500 local hockey players taking part.

The Sudbury Playground Hockey League players get a chance to take part in the tournament and in “Play it Forward” as teams donate non-perishable food items to the Sudbury Food Bank.

Police Chief Paul Pedersen says last year approximately 4,700 of food and $250 in cash was collected.

The tournament runs all weekend long at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Arena.