North Chicago Police Department to host friendly competition benefitting Shop with a Cop


First responders challenged to test their shooting skills on the court


NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2018) - On Saturday, December 8 the North Chicago Police Department, in partnership with the College of  Lake County Criminal Justice Alliance Club, will host a First Responders Free Throw Challenge fundraiser. Departments from across the county are invited to participate in this friendly competition that will “crown a winner” to the five person team with the highest cumulative point total.  Each team of first responders is asked to pay a $150.00 contribution to go towards North Chicago’s Shop with a Cop. Since its inception, Shop with a Cop has served hundreds of North Chicago youth and families by providing holiday gifts, activities, a visit with Santa and a holiday lunch. The annual Shop with a Cop event will take place on December 15, 2018.  “The First Responder Free Throw Challenge is a fun and unique way to get all first responders  involved for a good cause,” said Police Chief Lazaro Perez.  “Shop with a Cop is a program the entire department gets behind. Each year, we seek new ideas to help fund the event.”


WHO:       North Chicago Police Department
                 CLC Criminal Justice Alliance Club


WHAT:      First Responders Free Throw Challenge


WHEN:     Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


WHERE:  CLC Grayslake Campus Gymnasium
                 19351 W. Washington St. Bldg. 7
                 Grayslake, IL 60030 


About North Chicago

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, North Chicago is home to the only training center for United States Navy recruits. With the involvement of its citizens, the city provides effective and responsive municipal services to a population of 32,574.  Nearly 300,000 people visit the city each year to attend Navy recruit graduations, visit the world renowned Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Pharmaceutical Company, receive treatment from the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, attend medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, and visit other places, making it one of the busiest destinations in Lake County, Illinois.


North Chicago Police Department
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