Having a Ball at Hoops with Heroes

The Swatara Police Department hosted their annual Hoops with Heroes event at Bishop Park on July 26th.  Youth from all over the township were invited to come play some basketball with Swatara’s finest. The kids were paired up with some of our police officers and then competed in both 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 basketball games.  There were gift cards given out to winners of “Knockout.”  Director Reider was the honorary grill master who handled cooking the hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone in attendance.  K-9’s J.T. and Kix were in attendance as well as officers from our newly formed High Enforcement Action Team.  Officers DeGroat, Ryder and Platt represented the department well on the court!  Township Commissioner Tom Connolly was also in attendance welcoming everyone to the event.  Overall it was a beautiful evening with good food, good people and some good old friendly competition between members of the Swatara community.  Thank you to all of the kids and parents who took time out of their week to attend this event.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again at our next event!  Don’t forget, National Night Out is right around the corner on Tuesday August 6th from 6pm to 9pm at Vanatta Park!