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VPD trying to increase community connection through basketball

Lorenzo George Lorenzo George

VPD officers laced up their basketball sneakers and played basketball against several teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta's Teen Center Wednesday afternoon.

The game was pretty close at the beginning, but by half time the teens had opened up a pretty sizeable lead. The final score was VPD 40, the teens 63.

VPD officers set up the game in order to reach out to and connect more with the community, especially teens and young adults.

One teen said he enjoyed the opportunity. "We like to show what we can do. We like to play against people that challenge us," said Lorenzo George during halftime. "It's funner because usually you don't get an opportunity to play against people like that."

There was one minor injury, a VPD player had to come out in the first half and put ice on his ankle but other than that everybody seemed to have a great time.

The Boys and Girls club was, as of Wednesday evening, working to try to set up games with other Valdosta organizations as well.

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