Basketball game brings together Denver police and youth

Eleventh annual Hoops for Peace event hosted at Boys & Girls Club

Hoops for Peace

WHO:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Club members, the Denver Nuggets, KS107.5, local law enforcement, and community members

WHAT:  11th Annual Hoops for Peace – This Saturday, July 21, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will host the 11th annual “Hoops for Peace” event at the Cope Boys & Girls Club in central Denver. Hoops for Peace brings together local law enforcement and youth in the community for a friendly game of basketball, plus a range of other festivities. This event is part of Building Bridges Through Basketball – an NBA initiative to use basketball to bring people together and deepen important bonds of trust among youth, mentors, community leaders and law enforcement.

The event will take place from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and hopes to build positive relationships between police and the community. The Denver Nuggets drumline and retired NBA players Ervin Johnson and Walter Davis will attend the event. Hoops for Peace will also feature carnival games, free food including pizza donated by Papa John’s, music and a brief awards ceremony. This free event is open to the public.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 21, 2018   11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Cope Boys & Girls Club, 808 Inca Street, Denver, CO 80204 

CONTACT:  Gail Bransteitter    (303) 446-6785   GailB@bgcmd.org                                               

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is to empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences, to: graduate high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life. Since 1961, BGCMD has been helping kids, ages 6 to 18, achieve academic success, live healthy lifestyles, and develop good character and citizenship. The organization operates 15 safe neighborhood sites throughout metro Denver, and one residential summer camp. Learn more at www.GreatFuturesDenver.org.  

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Allstate expects to raise $200,000 for Clubs in nine states 

WHO:
Allstate agency owners and Allstate representatives, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver staff

WHAT:
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