Eau Claire Police Department announces new community program

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT)-- The Eau Claire Police Department is excited to announce a new community program that will serve the youth in our community through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

The Eau Claire Police Department Blue Chips Program promotes interaction between youth and police officers while attending community sporting events.

A “Blue Chip” refers to a high quality investment in business or a “can’t miss” prospect in athletics. The Eau Claire Police Department Blue Chip Program defines the youth in our community by these same terms as we know that early positive interaction with our youth often leads to increased self-confidence, improved involvement and greater future accomplishments.

The Blue Chips Program will be used by the Boys and Girls Club as an incentive tool for its members who earn participation through their overall positive, kind and caring behavior as well as through their active participation in Homework Hour and Healthy Lifestyles programming at the Boys & Girls Club.

The first Blue Chips event will be held this Saturday, January 25, 2014, at W.L. Zorn Arena for the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds Men’s and Women’s Basketball doubleheader versus UW-Stout. This program has been made possible through community partnerships with UW-Eau Claire Athletics, Sacred Heart Hospital, Rock N Roll to Go Plus! and the Eau Claire Professional Police Benevolent Association.

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