- May 04
MPD vs Boys & Girls Club Basketball Game
Officers of the Martinsburg Police Department will square off against members, staff, and alumni of the Boys & Girls Club in an exciting basketball game this Friday evening. The contest is a fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. The game will take place on May 5, 2017 at the Martinsburg High School Gymnasium from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is by donation and concessions will be available.
“The Boys & Girls Club and the Martinsburg Police Department have a great relationship and it’s getting better all the time,” stated Stacie Rohn, the Club’s Professional Officer. “This game has become a tradition and all our kids are really looking forward to this Friday.” Last year’s game drew a crowd of more than 100 family, friends, and neighbors who watched the Boys & Girls Club earn a hard fought nine point win.
Taking the floor for this year’s police team are: Patrolman Scott Shelton, Patrolman Joel Larson, Sergeant Adam Albaugh, Lieutenant Scott Funkhouser, Captain Kevin Miller, and Chief Maury Richards. Patrolman Shelton, MPD’s team captain, guaranteed that the police are more than ready for the rematch. “I love playing this game with the Boys & Girls Club. Last time, the kids and staff were really tough—a lot of good players and young legs. But MPD’s been practicing, we’re fired up, and they better be ready because this time, it’s on!”
Chief Richards emphasized the importance of positive relationships between young people and the police. “Friday will be a lot of fun but it’s more than just a basketball game. It’s about building trust, communication, and friendship. Children are the future of Martinsburg. The police and the Boys & Girls Club are partners in making that future a bright one,” stated the MPD Chief.