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Magic Join Forces With GROW Central Florida and Seminole County Law Enforcement to Encourage More Youth Sports Participation

SANFORD, Fla. - Whenever Deputy Sheriff Amber Belanger of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office makes a stop at a nearby park or any other location where you’d find playing fields, courts and other sports facilities, a wide smile spreads across her face when she sees children participating in physical activities.

Considering it’s a mission of Seminole County law enforcement to encourage youth to play sports and be active, witnessing it first-hand is extra gratifying for Belanger and her cohorts knowing the children are staying fit and out of trouble.

What’s dispiriting, however, is when they find out many parents can’t afford to sign their kids up for recreational sports or provide them with the equipment necessary to participate in team-oriented activities.