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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.