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Vancouver Police Basketball Association

Vancouver Police Basketball SOCIETY

The goal of the Vancouver Police Basketball Society is to foster positive community relationships through the game of basketball. Players act as ambassadors for the Vancouver Police Department by promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, camaraderie, physical fitness, and fun. It is our desire to show youth there is an alternative to violence, drugs, and gangs.

The Vancouver Police Basketball Team has been actively involved in the community since the 1950s. We currently participate in dozens of events annually, encompassing as many members of the community as possible. Additionally, we provide support to local players and teams through the donation of basketballs, uniforms, t-shirts, healthy snacks, and scholarships. The Vancouver Police Basketball Society is supported by the Vancouver Police Foundation, the Vancouver Police Community Fund, VPD Police Members' Benevolent Association (PMBA), and the VPD Police Athletic League (PAL).

Competitive Teams

The VPD has traditionally fielded competitive basketball teams, both men's and women's. These teams have played in competitive leagues locally, tournaments throughout North America, and the World Police Fire Games.

School Games

As part of the Police Athletic League (PAL), VPD officers participate in fun games at local elementary schools throughout the school year. Additionally, the VPD hosts an annual tournament for Vancouver highschools.

Community Games

Throughout the year, the VPD is invited to attend dozens of events in Vancouver and its neighbouring communities, including the Roundhouse Community Centre annual Christmas tournament, the BC Wheelchair Basketball Hoopfest, Strathcona Hoop-A-Thon, and the Night Hoops program.

VPD Basketball on CTV's Perry's Prospects

Vancouver Police officers from the VPD Basketball Society played teams of students from numerous Vancouver schools in an annual Christmas event at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Approximately 80 students from Grades 2 to 7 took part and enjoyed lunch and a visit from Santa.

 

 

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Contact the Vancouver Police Basketball Association

Competitive Team
scott.hyde@vpd.ca

School Games
brian.hobbs@vpd.ca

Community Events
john.gravengard@vpd.ca

Night Hoops

The Vancouver Police Basketball Association is involved with Night Hoops, a program that identifies youth at risk and provides them with an opportunity to play basketball.

The league provides youth a safe environment to develop their skills, with practices and games occurring in the evening, including Friday and Saturday nights at Vancouver community centres.

The Night Hoops organization provides coaches, referees, gym time, uniforms, and a schedule of games throughout the season, which culminate in a league championship game.

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