Sarasota Police Department partnering with Robert Taylor Community Complex and Gulf Coast Lions for K.O.P.S. program during school district’s winter break

Program to begin on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. for youth ages 12-16

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During the Sarasota County School District’s winter break, the Sarasota Police Department will be partnering with the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC) and the Gulf Coast Lions, a national pro basketball league, for K.O.P.S. (Kids and Officers Promoting Solidarity), the Police Department has announced.

Registration is open for youth ages 12 to 16 for the after-hours program, which will be hosted at the RLTCC, a news release says. K.O.P.S. will be open to 50 participants on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight during the holiday school break, the release adds.

The program will start on Dec. 22, with a final event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., the release notes.

Among the activities will be basketball, volleyball, wiffleball, video games and pool, the release says. Food and refreshments will be provided each week, the release adds.

Registration, which is required, is available online at Registration also can be completed in person by visiting the RLTCC at 1845 34th St. in Sarasota.

Participants who attend every session will receive a T-shirt and a complimentary, individual 30-day membership to the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, the release points out.

For additional information, contact the RTLCC at 941-263-6562.