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HPD’s Community Outreach Football Skills Camp Deemed a Success

hop-free-footbl-campHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (4/29/14) — The Hopkinsville Police Department hosted it’s First Annual 'Free Community Outreach Football Skills Camp' Saturday April 26 and 55 local youths between the ages of 10 and 13 attended the day long event held at Debow Park on North Drive.

The coaches for this event were made up mostly of police officers with collegiate football backgrounds. The coaches from the Hopkinsville Police Department were Officer Cory Smith of the University of Nevada Reno, Officer Andre Jacobs of Florida A&M University, and Officer Curt Holcomb of Florida A&M University

Also coaching at the event, with collegiate football backgrounds, was Madisonville Police Officer Will Roundtree of Alabama State University, North Drive Middle School teacher Mancell Elam of Murray State University, and Eddie Battle of Florida A&M University. Christian County High School football players Tevin Toler, Keyshaun Hollowell, and Deonte Coleman as well as Hopkinsville High School football players Laquarius Davis, Ameer Love, Cliff Thomas, and Rakeem Chambers all assisted at the camp. Others assisting with the camp were Wende Aldridge, Chris Aldridge, Seth Meek, Shatrell Jacobs, and Sierra Johnson.

The Hopkinsville Police Department believes this event is a very good way for local youths to interact with police officers in a positive environment.

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