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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Bluegrass Holds Dunk-A-Cop Event

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has teamed up with the Richmond Police Department to kick off their "bigs in blue" initiative.

To celebrate taking the plunge, the department hosted a dunk a cop event over at headquarters Saturday morning.

There's an age old fact--cops dunking their doughnuts in coffee-- well Saturday, it’s the people of Richmond who will get a chance to dunk a cop in a tank--right here at the police station.

“Many of the kids that we serve--it's not that they don't have a good home life, but they need someone else outside of their family to believe in them and tell them that they can do this,” said Andrea Ooten.

The idea--get kids in the big brothers big sisters program of the bluegrass connected to role modles in the community, and if that doesn't take your breath away--the cold water will.

 “This is a way for us to give back and for us to spotlight that focus on the youth of Madison County and Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief James Ebert.

Dressed for the job--the bigs in blue initiative means a lot for the community--especially for kids who are on a waiting list for the program.

The big brothers big sisters group say they serve 500 kids in central kentucky--and 35 here in madison county.

“We are so excited because we have a long list of boys who have been waiting for quite sometime for a big brother and I know some of them are gonna match really well with these officers,” said Ooten.

“We take every opportunity we can reach out into our community and give back---this is a community that has always been there for us--and continues to be there for us in every endeavor,” said Ebert.

Although Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass serves hundreds of children--more are on the waiting list and they need your help making sure those children have someone to call their big.

To learn how you can become a part of the program click here or call 859-231-8181.

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