The Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) in an effort to support BGCTNV Club members in the Knoxville community before the start of the 2023-24 school year.
On August 5, 2023, the KPD will host a special Bowling with a Cop event at Strike & Spare Fountain Lanes on N. Broadway. For that event, children who attend area Boys & Girls Clubs will be invited for a fun-filled day of bowling with members of the KPD. The children who attend will also, and more importantly, be provided with much-needed school supplies.
In the lead up to the event, donations are being sought and accepted through the BGCTV to purchase school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other essential items. All donations collected will go directly towards the purchase of school supplies for Boys & Girls Club members here in Knoxville.
Donations should be made directly to the BGCTNV. Donations can be made online at https://bgctnv.org/bowling-with-a-cop/ or via a check made payable and sent to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
967 Irwin Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Checks must specify that the donation is for the Bowling with a Cop event.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to hopefully make a meaningful difference in the lives of kids in need in our community,” Chief of Police Paul Noel said. “A big thanks as well to Sergeant William Thompson for the taking the lead on this initiative, which will be an opportunity for us to positively engage with the community and give back.
“Finally, thank you to anybody who donates to this cause,” Chief Noel added. “Your contribution will make a direct impact on a child in our community.”