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MPPD free summer programs

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hey kids, would you like to bowl with a police officer this summer? Would you like to learn important safety tips at one of our summer camps? The Mount Pleasant Police Department is kicking off two new summer programs to foster and promote positive relationships with the youth of the community and you are invited.

“We are launching two public engagement initiatives this summer that are sure to please our younger population,” said Police Chief Carl Ritchie. “Our Blue Light Bowling Program will give children the opportunity to bowl with an officer for two hours. Each child will receive a complimentary tee-shirt, pizza and soda. Our Summer Safety Camp will provide our young adventurers with all the skills and tools they need to have a safe and great summer. Best of all, these programs are free! Sign up early to reserve a place for your child in our summer programs!”

Blue Light Bowling is June 25 (ages 11-14), July 9 (ages 5-10), July 23 (ages 11-14) and August 6, (ages 5-10) from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.). The event takes place at Sparians Bowling Alley at 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

The event is free to Mount Pleasant residents. The deadline to Apply is May 1 at noon.

“We offer two bowling dates for children ages 5-10 and two bowling dates for children ages 11-14,” said Cpl. William Dorfner. “Sign up early as there is a limit of 50 students per event. Please submit one date for participation. You will be contacted shortly with a confirmation.”

To apply online, visit us at www.tompsc.com, click on Departments>Police and Youth Programs. For more information, contact Cpl. William Dorfner at wdorfner@tompsc.com or (843) 849-2838, ext. 26664 or contact Sgt. Les Mauldin at lmauldin@tomps.com or (843) 881-8242.

Junior Summer Safety Camp is June 9 - 13 and June 16 - 20 (program runs for two weeks).

Each day lasts from 9 a.m. to noon (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) Week one will take place at Whitesides Elementary School and week two will be at Town Hall Gym.

Attendance is free to Mount Pleasant residents and deadline to apply is May 1 at noon.

“The Mount Pleasant Police Department Junior Summer Safety Camp is designed to educate young people on a variety of safety topics and to build positive relationships with the community,” said Sgt. Les Mauldin. “The safety topics will include: fire safety, home safety, stranger danger, bike safety, gun safety, animal safety, finger printing and more!”

To apply online, visit us at www.tompsc.com, click on “Departments” and then “Police and Youth Programs.” For more information, contact Sgt. Les Mauldin at lmauldin@tompsc.com or 843-881-8242 or contact Cpl. William Dorfner at wdorfner@tompsc.com or 843-849-2838 ext. 26664.

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