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Basketball charity: Citrus Heights police to face Spartans, Mavs


A team of Citrus Heights police officers will be out in force on June 13, but they’ll be dropping the bullet-proof vests and donning basketball uniforms as they face off two local high school teams for a charity event in the San Juan High School gym.

“Come show your support for Citrus Heights’ superstar student-athletes!” a flier for the 2nd annual Charity Basketball Extravaganza reads, inviting the community to “rally together for a common benefit.”

Food will be catered by Wild Wade’s BBQ & Grill for the Saturday event, with officers from the Citrus Heights Police Athletic League playing against the San Juan Spartans and Mesa Verde Mavericks.

The charity event is also scheduled to feature a half-time police K-9 Unit demo, along with performances from Mesa Verde and San Juan high schools’ dance teams, and the Citrus Heights Police Activities League Dance Team. The event will also feature raffles, various competitions, and a ‘Slam Domestic Violence’ 3-point shootout.

The “extravaganza” is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on June 13 in the San Juan High School Large Gym, located at 7551 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights.

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Tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased in advance by calling Mesa Verde High School at (916) 971-5288, or San Juan High School at (916) 971-5112. Donations are tax-deductible and will go towards local youth groups and charities, and children under 9 can attend for free, according to the event flier.

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