Bridgeport kids face off against police on basketball court

BRIDGEPORT - More than 100 kids have enrolled in Officer Friendly's Drug-Free Basketball Camp, created to help foster team building and personal skills for at-risk youth.

The camp is run and funded by a small group of Bridgeport police officers who put on the month-long camp.

The camp also brings in special speakers such as Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), who says that getting the kids off the streets, exercising and interacting with the police is a good thing.

The officers have been running the camp for 13 years and hope to keep going and possibly extend the length of the camp past one month.

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