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Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and NNBCAS celebrate Juneteenth with a 3 on 3 Basketball tournament with the Reno Police Department

Post Date:06/06/2014 8:32 AM

On June 7, 2014 starting at 11:00 am the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, and the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society (NNBCAS) will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament with Officers from the Reno Police Department at Barbara Bennett Park located on the west side of South Arlington Avenue and Island Avenue in Downtown Reno.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, and dates back to 1865. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. This will be the 7th Juneteenth that Officers with the Reno Police Department have participated in with the Boys and Girls Club and NNBCAS. This event is an example of the Reno Police Departments continued vision to be completely integrated into our community.

Participation in this event is free and open to boys and girls 16 years of age and up. Divisions for men and women 18 years and older will also be able to participate. There will be prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and T-shirts will be given to all participants. Entry is limited and it is first come first serve, with all entries needing to be in by 9:30 am on June 7, 2014.

Anyone wishing to participate or with any additional questions can visit the Boys and Girls Club at 2680 E Ninth Street, Reno, NV, contact Rick Stevens at (775) 360-2442, or the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-3832.

Tim Broadway
Reno Police Department
Public Information and
Community Engagement Officer
Office: (775) 334-3850
Cell: (775) 870-6832

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