Tomorrow, officers will team up with several communities in Halifax Regional Municipality to offer HRP Sports Pals, a one-day soccer camp for youth.
Partnering with Dalhousie University Athletics, approximately ten officers will teach soccer skills and drills to 45 youth on Wickwire Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the day culminating in a fun-filled soccer match and cool down in the Dalplex pool. Community Response Officers who work in Central, West and East Divisions selected the participating youth.
HRP Sports Pals is the brainchild of Constable Dwight Hennigar who believes that police officers have many strengths and skills which they can share with the community, particularly youth who may not have the same opportunities as others. This initiative is also part of HRM’s Public Safety Strategy which aims to address the root causes of crime and enhance community safety.
Members of the media are invited to attend Sports Pals, and are welcome to come kick a few soccer balls with the kids.