Metropolitan Police Department and the DMV Police Athletic League hosted a basketball clinic in conjunction with the National Basketball Retired Players Association and The Leadership Foundation on Saturday, September 1st 2018 at Deanwood Recreation Center in Ward Seven for nearly 100 youth from the District. The day-long basketball clinic, Full Court Press: Prep for Success, provided youth the chance to interact with law enforcement in a safe social environment and officers to engage directly with the community they serve day in and day out.
Students participated in courses on the court that reviewed the fundamentals of basketball through a variety of drills while learning about the value of leadership, teamwork, accountability, and other skills valuable to anyone’s success. Off the court, presenters from Metropolitan Police Department, The Leadership Foundation, and the former professional players talked with students candidly about making smart decisions for the future. The day was topped off with lunch, a riveting scrimmage amongst the youth, and a book bag giveaway to support the students’ academic endeavors.