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CBP and NY State Police Hoop It Up In Champlain For Charity

Release Date: 
December 12, 2016

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers squared off against officers from Troop B, New York State Police, in a charity basketball game on December 10.  The players assembled at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School Gym to benefit Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a camp that provides challenging, extraordinary experiences for children with cancer.

CBP Champlain and New York State Police Troop B play basketball for charity
CBP Champlain and New York State Police
Troop B play basketball for charity

The game drew a high turnout from community members who filled the gym, and opened their hearts to giving during this holiday season. Funds for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta were raised by donations, an auction and refreshment sales - the event raised more than $2,000.

Law enforcement officials in Champlain, N.Y., acknowledged the generosity and dedication of the community demonstrated during the charity basketball game.

“Living in a small community is priceless during times of need,” said Acting Port Director Steven Bronson. “This time of year when everyone feels the pinch of financial strain, the overflow of compassion is astonishing when children are involved. You just work a little harder and dig a little deeper. CBP would like to give special thanks to our law enforcement brothers and sisters at Troop B for sharing in the success of this event,” Bronson said.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017