VPD members partner with VC men’s basketball team to host ‘Midnight’ basketball

The camp will take place on Oct. 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Police Department has partnered with the Victoria College men’s basketball team to host its first “Midnight Basketball,” a free mini basketball camp. The camp will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Victoria Youth Complex Basketball Court. The purpose of the camp is to continue building relationships between VPD officers and Victoria’s youth.

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Officer Zach Vela plays basketball with Victoria’s youth.

Members of the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria College men’s basketball team will teach participants the basic skills and drills of basketball. The age requirement for participants is between ages 10 and 17. You can register your student at www.victoriatx.gov/police.

Guardians must complete a waiver at the time of drop-off and registration. The department will provide basketballs, dinner and drinks for the participants. Whataburger and Del Papa Distributing will sponsor this event.

You can find more information by contacting the Community Engagement Unit at 361-485-3808 or PoliceCEU@victoriatx.gov.

The City of Victoria provided the above information and photo.