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Please join deputies with Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Basketball Cop Foundation founder Gainesville Police Officer Bobby White on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Hillsborough County Sandy Perrone Park, 5120 Kelly Road, Town-N-Country for the first HCSO Cops and Kids Basketball Block Party. The party will run from 12 pm - 3 pm and there will be plenty of free food and fun games of basketball! #HoopsNotCrime.
The Basketball Cop Foundation's mission is to connect Law Enforcement agencies across the county with kids in the community. This will be accomplished primarily by supplying the agencies with sports equipment. The recipient agency will then in turn donate the equipment to groups of kids in their community through Patrol Deputies. Not only does the initial donation of the equipment open the door to new relationships, but it gives the Patrol Deputies in those areas a place where they know they can interact with kids on a regular basis and continue to build on those relationships. For more information on the Basketball Cop Foundation, please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.basketballcop.net_&d=DwICAg&c=UEBPkR7pRNssmWqfcjwGu5U5YyHfLtdY93FoQeOvpCQ&r=kzj9wq07eiO9ZWrvoBRF-sh8bgz3KDKoVDN4vdGBTRA&m=id6ee_mOtYaQOBf_bZtetD883L5uZfsXS0bZftDfFMQ&s=YRi_IXmi-5rLUd_CfR_2rsU9z3YYORePivB7nQwxTPo&e
The Basketball Cop Foundation has donated two basketball hoops that will be installed at a later date at a location in Hillsborough County that will best benefit youths in the community.