January 27, 2014

Sponsors sought for
Police Jammers Youth Basketball League

The Punta Gorda Police Department is seeking sponsors for its summer youth basketball league, Jammers. The Jammers youth basketball program has become one of the premier leagues in Charlotte County. The league – which is totally free to children – provides the young players with uniforms, trophies, and other surprises throughout the summer. Punta Gorda Police Officers are coaching 8 teams this year.

Sponsors are needed in order to keep this basketball league completely free for the children and their parents. Team sponsors, which are $300.00 donations, will receive their companies name on the back of their respective team’s jerseys and website recognition. League sponsors, with a minimum $100 donation, will receive recognition on banners and on the website.

Punta Gorda Police Officers started the Jammers basketball program in 2001 as a way to reach at-risk youth in public housing. The primary focus of the league is to build character, teach the importance of sportsmanship, enhance the lines of communication between police officers and the youth in our community, as well as to enhance players’ interpersonal skills.

For more information on how to sponsor a team or contribute to Jammers, please contact Lieutenant Joe King at (941) 575-5525 or at For more information on Jammers, go to

Prepared by:
Joe King
Administrative Services Supervisor Punta Gorda Police Department (941) 575-5525