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Philadelphia Police Athletic League, Lower Merion High School Give Away Basketballs To Kids

Video Credit: CBS 3 Philly - Duration: 02:07s - Published
Philadelphia Police Athletic League, Lower Merion High School Give Away Basketballs To KidsNatasha Brown reports.

WOW, THAT IS SOMETHING.PHILADELPHIA POLICEATHLETIC LEAGUE IS WORKING TOKEEP TEENS OUT OF TROUBLE ANDON THE RIGHT TRACK TODAY THEYUSED THE GAME OF BASKETBALL TOHELP THEM IN THAT MISSION.NATASHA BROWN, EXPLAINS.REPORTER: WHO MAY BE OUTFOR STUDENT AROUND THE REGIONON THIS PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAYBUT MORE THAN 160 POLICEATHLETIC LEAGUE KIDS AREHITTING HARDWOOD AT PALESTRA.THIS IS OUR 15 LEGACY BOYSBASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TODAY.AND THEY PLAY, A SEASON ANDTHEY GET THE PRIVILEGE TOPLAY, AT THE PALESTRA COURTESYOF PENN.REPORTER: UNIVERSITY OFPENNSYLVANIA DIVISION OFPUBLIC SAFETY IS HOSTING THEPHILADELPHIA TEAM, AT PENN'SHISTORIC PALESTRA.FUN, SAFE, FREE EVENT ISTAKING PLACE UNDER THEGUIDANCE OF COACHES ANDMENTORS FROM THE PAL POLICEUNIT.THIS YEAR A SPECIAL TRIBUTEFROM KOBE BRYANT'S ALMA MATTERLOWER MERION HIGH SCHOOL.BASKETBALLS AND OTHERMEMORABILIA LEFT OUTSIDE INTHE WAKE OF THE BRYANT'STRAGIC DEATH ARE BEING GIVENAWAY TO STUDENTS AT THIS YEARSTOURNAMENT.IT WAS BROUGHT OVER, TOGIVE TO EACH TEAM AND HAVELOWER MERION COME OUT AND GIVETHEM TO US.REPORTER: YES.EVERY KID LOVES BASSKENTUCKY BALL.I SAW A LOT OF SMILES ON THEIRFACE.THAT IS WHETHER WE ARE HOPING.KOBE BRYANT LOVED THE GAME.HE LOVED HARD WORK.HE LOVED GOAL SETTING.THOSE ARE ALL IMPORTANT THINGSKIDS ALL OVER OUR REGION.REPORTER: MESSAGES OF LOVEAND RESPECT CAN BE SEENWRITTEN ON THE BASKETBALLSFROM THOSE REMEMBERING KOBE'SLEGACY.IT IS A BALL THAT HE WILL USEPROUDLY IN HONOR OF ONE OF HISFAVORITE PLAYERS.HE WAS ALWAYS ONE OF MYNUMBER ONE HE SCORED 81POINTS.AND I JUST LIKE THE MENTALITYTHAT HE PLAYED W HE WAS ALWAYSGOING AT SOMEONE.VERY AGGRESSIVE.HE ALWAYS KNEW WHAT TO DO WHENHE GOT THE BALL IN HIS HANDS.ALL RIGHT.STILL INSPIRING, WELL, LOWERMERION HIGH SCHOOL DONATEDMORE THAN HUNDRED BASKETBALLSTO THE PHILADELPHIA POLICEATHLETIC LEAGUE AND COMMUNERELATIONS UNIT.THOSE BALLS WILL BE DISTRIBUTETODD KIDS AT PAL CENTERTHROUGHOUT THE CITY.SO YES.ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.SO INSPIRING.




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