First responders to shoot hoops for charity

Local firefighters and police will go head to head Sunday on a Glendale High School basketball court during a benefit game for at-risk youth.

While Glendale police officers and firefighters hope to outplay each other on the court at the fourth annual Hoop Heroes event, they are also trying to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Zone Academy.

The academy is an after-school program aimed at providing a safe environment for low-income and at-risk youth in Glendale.

The program also offers tutoring in math, language and computer skills for students ages 8 to 13.

The Salvation Army is looking for donations to add to its food pantry, which provides supplies to 700 people per month.

The nonprofit organization also distributes 12,600 pounds of food per month.

The game will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the high school, 1440 E. Broadway. To attend the game, bring $5 and a canned food item.

A $500 prize also awaits the person who makes a lucky half-court shot.

For more details, call the Salvation Army at (818) 246-5588 or visit


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