Before we go, Do you all remember Officer Bobby White? He’s the Florida police officer who went viral after he was dispatched to a noise complaint about kids being too loud, playing basketball in the street, and his reaction was captured on this dash cam video.
Officer White’s actions recorded over 17 million views online, and now he’s using his viral fame to help communities across the country with a foundation he’s created called “The Basketball Cop Foundation.”
Officer White says, "My entire career I’ve been trying to improve the relationship between cops and kids, and after the dash cam video went viral two years ago, people started sending basketball goals, balls, and all types of stuff to the police department saying, “Go do this again.” So that’s what I did. I launched The Basketball Cop Foundation, and started sending basketballs and equipment to police departments around the country with a mission to connect cops with kids in a proactive, positive way, through basketball."
Steve Harvey and his friends at Dicks Sporting Goods agree that sports bring people together. That’s why the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation and it’s “Sports Matter Program” are donating $5,000 to the “Basketball Cop Foundation.”
Special thanks to our friends at Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation for partnering with us.