BSO AND FAU GIVE A HOOT FOR YOUTH
PIO Number: 12-5-26
10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton
Broward Sheriff’s Office Deerfield Beach deputies and members of the command staff will escort approximately 25 students to Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium Friday morning to meet with some of the players and coaches. The field trip is part of an ongoing partnership between BSO and FAU’s athletic department to mentor youth in Deerfield Beach through the “Owls on Patrol” program which started earlier this year.
Through the “Owls on Patrol” initiative, the FAU football players ride along with deputies and mentor youngsters at parks and athletic fields in Deerfield Beach about the importance of staying in school and setting goals. The players also mentor kids at an early intervention program at Westside Park.
Friday morning, the young participants will get to go on the field and see where they will be sitting during the home games for the 2012 football season. The youth will also be given pre-game sideline passes on game day to catch the FAU Owls up close and personal during the home games. BSO Deerfield Beach district Chief Pete Sudler, joined by Deerfield Beach Commissioner Ben Preston, will present a check for $6,010 to FAU’s athletics department to cover the costs of season tickets, T-shirts and box lunches for 30 youth. The project is funded by the Law Enforcement Trust Fund.
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