Girls, ages 12-16, are invited to try out for the Tulare County Sheriff's Office first traveling basketball team on Friday, July 26, at Pixley Middle School. Deputy Kendra Snowden will be the coach.
“I'm going to keep the girls focused on basketball and off the streets,” she said. “Basketball was my way out.”
Deputy Snowden played basketball for El Diamante High School in Visalia. After graduation, she played college basketball at Sacramento City College in California and Park University in Missouri.
She said she had to maintain good grades to play basketball and that helped her earn her college degree which led to her career in law enforcement.
There is no cost to participate in the program. For more information, call Corporal Monse Meza, (559) 804-7284.
The Monache Athletic Boosters is presenting a Back to School Boutique from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 1 at the Monache Campus Center.
Local vendors will participate in the event, providing great back to school items. There will also be a raffle involving each vendor. Everyone who donates a backpack with school supplies will be entered to win a grand prize.