Police Starting Youth Basketball Program | Community Spirit
News Release from Watsonville Police:
The Watsonville Police Athletic League (PAL) is starting a youth basketball program for children ages 11-17 years old. The program starts April 7th and will go for 8 weeks. We are currently taking registrations.The basketball program is a first for PAL and will be instructed by Watsonville Police Officer Rudy Lopez Jr and Anthony Wagenhoffer. Officer Rudy Lopez attending Monte Vista Christian School where he made first team all-league in 2001. In 2002, he was the MVP of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League and Monte Vista won the CCS Championship game. He started his collegiate career at Hartnell College and in his first year made second team all-conference and first team all-conference the following year. Officer Lopez then transferred to Fresno Pacific University on a full scholarship to play basketball. In 2006, he made second team all conference. After graduating Fresno Pacific with a degree in business management, he played professionally in Mexico for the Correcaminos de Victoria for one season. He then returned to Watsonville to pursue his law enforcement career. For registration or information, contact PAL at 763-4146 or by email at email@example.com.