RCMP take their game to school
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.