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RCMP take their game to school

RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski strips the basketball from this Grade 7 student driving down the lane on Tuesday during a game between the Richmond RCMP and James Whiteside Elementary. The RCMP won 16-14.  - Martin van den Hemel photo
RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski strips the basketball from this Grade 7 student driving down the lane on Tuesday during a game between the Richmond RCMP and James Whiteside Elementary. The RCMP won 16-14.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

Despite help from an Olympian, the James Whiteside Elementary Wolves were unable to overcome a height and experience disadvantage in losing 16-14 to the Richmond RCMP on Tuesday afternoon.

2012 London Olympic rowing silver medalist Darcy Marquardt suited up for her alma mater in the game that’s part of the Richmond RCMP’s new School Sports Program. The program is an initiative that focuses on strengthening the ties between police officers and youth in the community.

“It’s not every day you get to play basketball with an Olympic athlete, but that’s exactly what happened...at James Whiteside Elementary,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley.

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