Climb CDC students challenge Gulfport PD
The Gulfport Police Department continues to build stronger relationships with the community, especially the youth.
Officers threw on a different type of uniform this evening to challenge students at Climb CDC to a friendly game of basketball. Team Blue Crew and Team Solution was a mix of Gulfport police officers and young adults in need of positive role models and guidance.
Officers spent several days with the students before tonight’s big game, teaching valuable lessons both on and off the court. Tony Alves with the Gulfport Police Department said, “So initially the guys were really, really nervous and by the guys, I mean both the police officers and the young adults. They’ve seen that we’ve broken down barriers. Blue Crew stands for creating relationships everywhere and that’s absolutely what we’re doing with this game.”
The Blue Crew walked away with a 56-39 victory over Team Solution, but officers on both teams considered tonight a win for everyone.