MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Students from the Overtown Youth Center faced off against City of Miami Police officers in a charity basketball game.READ MORE: Florida Lawmakers To Meet For Session On Property Insurance
The game was organized by the police department Saturday with the intent of helping create a better relationship between the city’s youth and officers in the community.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scene Tied To One Suspect
“Our police department has their own basketball team, so we are playing a basketball game with the children of the community in order to forge and enhance the relationship we have with the children of our community,” said Sgt. Roger Jackson.MORE NEWS: Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave
The Overtown Youth Center provides after-school programs, computer labs and sport options which are all meant to keep kids safe and off the street.