The Lloydminster RCMP collected more food at this year’s charity game but weren’t able to collect a win.
Mounties lost by one point against the Holy Rosary Raiders senior boys basketball team at their 2nd annual Bring a Tin to the Rim charity basketball game.
“We were winning at the half and I have pictures to prove it and then at the end, we lost by one point. It was a pretty close game and we had so much fun,” says Cst. Michael Hagel.
Members of the Lloydminster detachment pulled out all the stops to create an entertaining and fun evening for the community.
“We brought handcuffs. I brought some leg shackles. We handcuffed a few players together. We shackled their legs together and tried to handicap them and give ourselves a bit of an advantage.”
The game took in food donations while also connecting local RCMP with youth in the community. Hagel says they were able to get a van full of food donations at the game.
“We got more donations than we did last year so next year I’m hoping to get even more. It’s all about getting the public involved, get the public out and we’re always looking for new ways to engage with the community.”
Hagel says the event has been successful and plans on continuing it next year.
“I thank the Raiders for putting on a good show with us. I thank the community of Lloydminster for their donations and I’m looking forward to next year.”