BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The season is over for members of the Birmingham Police Athletic Team. On Sunday, proud parents and players gathered at Boutwell Auditorium to get recognized.
For the past several months, officers have coached these children and in the process served as mentors.
The games take place at city schools and recreation centers.
Organizers say the lessons the kids learn now will stick with them through adulthood.
These kids are at a critical age where decision making becomes important and so having these officers as coaches mentoring these kids we can assist the parents in guiding them along the right path because the decisions they make today can affect them for the rest of their lives," says Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.
Birmingham's police athletic teams do not just play, they win. Last month at the Southeastern Championships in Atlanta, the 14-and-under boys on the Eastlake team and the 12-and-under boys on the A.G. Gaston Birmingham team both won their championships.
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