First Hoops with Heroes a Success!
On Friday June 15th, the Swatara Township Police Department hosted their first Hoops with Heroes event at Bishop Park. Children laced up their basketball shoes and came out to play a little three on three and some five on five basketball with our police officers. Officers Seiler, Leitzell, DeGroat and Snyder were on the court sporting their B-Ball skills, while Cpl. Neal officiated the games. We also had Chief Reider on the grill making sure the kids had some hot dogs ready to eat after working up an appetite. Overall it was a great experience for both the children and the officers. This event allowed the kids to build a positive relationship with the officers in a relaxed atmosphere all while having fun playing basketball.
Our next Hoops with Heroes event will be held on July 20th at Bishop Park starting at 5 p.m. There is no registration required. We would like to thank Target of High Point Commons for their generosity and for sponsoring the event. Target provided the food, drinks and basketballs for Hoops with Heroes and will also be sponsoring the events in July and August. Thank you to Target and thank you to all of the kids who came out to have a little fun with our officers.