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Hitting Hardwood For A Good Cause

Boynton Beach police officers are taking time off the streets to help children.
/ Source: WPBF-TV

Police officers in Boynton Beach are keeping an eye out for children one basketball game at a time.

The Boynton Beach New York City All Star Basketball Program got under way in Palm Beach County this weekend at the Ezell Hester Jr. Community Centre.

Organizers said it's a way to keep the children off the streets and out of trouble.

"These are two cities uniting together to stop the violence and stop the gang activity to promote positive programs between the kids in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Boynton Beach, Fla., with a basketball tournament," said Boynton Beach Police Athletic Director Bill Tome.

PAL is a volunteer-run organization designed to help children channel their energies into recreational and athletic programs.

The championship starts at 1p.m. Sunday.

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