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August 8, 2011
For immediate release

Media contact:
Sergeant Robert Goetz
Everett Police Department
Public Information Office
Office: 425-257–8404
Cell:425-754–4540

Everett Police brings Cal Ripken SR. Foundation Badges for Baseball camp to Everett

EVERETT, WA:  The Everett Police Department in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is proud to announce the first of what we hope to be many Badges for Baseball camp in Everett.

Badges for Baseball, was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. It's a simple concept: pair cops and kids together to play and learn. The goal is to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and kids in communities across the country using baseball as the hook.

The work is not easy, but the results are remarkable. Law enforcement officers become the coaches, teaching important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect, and leadership that can be used both on and off the field.

The camp begins Tuesday Aug. 9 at 8:50 a.m. with the opening ceremonies and Chief Kathy Atwood throwing out the first pitch.  It runs through Friday August 12.  There are nearly 200 kids registered for the camp.

Camp begins each morning with kids working on their baseball skills and being taught the Healthy Choices Healthy Kids program by Everett police officers.

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