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Updated: 02/13/2014 03:39:08PM

Jammers youth league seeks sponsors

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Lt. Joe King of the Punta Gorda Police Department recently got in touch to let folks know the department is seeking sponsors for its summer youth basketball league, Jammers.

According to a release, the “Jammers youth basketball program has become one of the premier leagues in Charlotte County. The league — which is totally free to children — provides young players with uniforms, trophies and other surprises throughout the summer. Punta Gorda police officers are coaching eight teams this year.

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