Raleigh police host 2nd annual volleyball camp
Posted July 25
Raleigh, N.C. — The second annual Raleigh Police Department volleyball camp is taking place this week at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh.
The camp is run by officers from the department's youth services division and high school volunteers who play volleyball for their schools and local club teams.
The church donates the space, and local volleyball club, NC Elite, donates the balls.
17-year-old Mallory Griffin, of Cary, came up with the idea for the camp last year, and it was run as a pilot program. She wanted to connect inner-city middle school girls with the sport that she loves, as well as mentor them at the same time.
The campers also learn about nutrition, self-esteem, and careers in law-enforcement and sports.
On Tuesday, they were treated to a demonstration by forensic composite artist Wake County Deputy Mike Mullins. He drew a mock suspect from a campers' description.
Other highlights of the week include touring the police department's new horse barn and getting a visit from current Duke University volleyball players.