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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - South Bend youth showing off their boxing skills tonight with the South Bend Police Athletic League.
The Police Athletic League hosted their first annual boxing showcase this evening, allowing children to show off their boxing skills, while also inviting others to step in the ring as Michiana rings in the summer months.
"South Bend Police Department is not just involved, we’re invested in our community. We believe in our youth, we believe in our city," says Captain David Herron, a coordinator of the Police Athletic League.
Herron says getting kids involved with summer programs is a necessity. The program aims to teach children more nonviolent ways to take out their aggression, rather than resorting to gun violence.
The organization also aims to show children that police officers are there to support them.
“We have to be involved with our kids and we have to make sure our kids are involved in the community," Herron said.
The Police Athletic League will be offering summer programs, with sports like tennis and swimming being offered as well.