The Boys & Girls Club of Gadsden & Etowah County will host its first Cops and Kids basketball game at 6 p.m. Thursday at the club’s Dawson Unit, 2000 W. Meighan Blvd.
Deputies and staff of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department will team up to take on the club’s teen basketball team, the Boys & Girls Club Magic. The event mirrors similar efforts by law enforcement officers and personnel throughout the country to build upon community police relations.
“While this will be our first game, we have enjoyed a great relationship with local law enforcement since our inception.” said Quez Williams, the club’s chief executive officer. “We couldn’t ask for a better outlet to highlight these two outstanding groups of individuals, that being our teens and the staff of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department. They have always been so generous with their support of our programming and events. Knowing what it means to our kids, I am personally excited about this event. This can be a huge for our entire community.”
The Magic consists of players ages 13 to 18 and includes students from Gadsden City High School, as well as Litchfield, Gadsden and Emma Sanson middle schools. This game highlights its summer schedule, which includes games with other Boys & Girls Club organizations and AAU teams throughout the state and Northwest Georgia.
The event also will include prizes, concessions and other interactive activities for the entire family.
Admission to the game is $5 for adults and free for all children. All proceeds from the game will directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club’s after-school programming.
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