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Cops vs. Kids basketball game in Opelousas

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Posted at 4:34 AM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 18:41:26-04

OPELOUSAS, La. — Students at JS Clark Leadership Academy will go face to face with Opelousas officers in a basketball game today.

The event, which they’re calling Kids vs. Cops, will take place at their campus in Opelousas at 1 p.m.

The founder, CEO, and basketball coach at JSCLA, Tiffany Lewis says there's no better way to build camaraderie than through athletics.

"We wanted our students to see that police are real, they're human," she said. "They're part of our community and serve in our community and what better way to do that than through athletics. Of course, here we're a basketball school, so the police officers, they come to our games and this was a great opportunity to merge that together as one."

This event has happened three times before. In 2018, OPD officers took the win, while in 2019, the students won. The 2020 game was canceled due to the pandemic. So, this year is a tie-breaker for them.

KATC will be speaking with the school’s principal, one of the participating police officers, and a participating student-athlete during Good Morning Acadiana.

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