ST. LOUIS, Miss. (CBS) — Elementary faculty college students in St. Louis, Missouri have a brand new hero.
A metropolis police officer says his coronary heart sank when he noticed the youngsters capturing basketballs at rotted hoops.
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Officer Michael Owens stated he noticed the damaged down backboard whereas out on his beat.
That’s when he contacted a pal he thought might assist who posted the officer’s request on fb.
It went viral, and two space shops coated the fee to get the youngsters a hoop they might shoot at.
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The officer’s good will doesn’t finish with one faculty – Officer Owens says 20 corporations got here ahead with gives to assist.
He has already recognized 4 different faculties the place he hopes to get new hoops put in.