RCPD Activities League returns to hosting activities for Rapid City youth
After a temporary hiatus due to the pandemic, the Rapid City Police Activities League hosted an afternoon full of activities at Main Street Square for boys and girls ages 10 through 15.
It was made possible with the help of new and old partnerships including GenPro Energy Solutions, Sound Pro and the Elks Theater.
The kids were able to enjoy interactive games such as spikeball, and play video games entirely powered by solar panels.
The objective was twofold, to foster a relationship between law enforcement and the community, and as a diversion to keep pre-teens and teens busy.
“You know the more we give kids and people the opportunity to be involved in good, healthy options in the community, there’s less times for the negative possibilities and the negative interactions,” said Matthew James, RCPD Liaison Officer, “So this is one of the ways that we can foster one of the those positive interactions and give them a positive thing to do.”
GenPro execs say when they received a call from RCPD to collaborate for a power solution, it was an easy yes.
“This is one great thing that we have in rapid city, south dakota is the relationship between the rapid city police department and their community.” said Erika Young
Marketing and External Affairs Manager for GenPro, “If we can be a small part of that, that is exactly where we want to be.”
The league will continue to hold activities every Monday through August 3rd.