You can make a difference by donating a new sports ball to support the Colorado Springs Police Department's Play COS program. Through donations, police officers are supplied with sports balls (i.e. footballs, soccer balls, basketballs) to keep in their cruisers to give out to kids and teens during their shifts.
Balltoberfest is a fun day of food trucks, a mechanic bull, meeting mascots from Switchbacks, Vibes, and UCCS, a Touch-a-Truck with law enforcement vehicles, playing hockey with the Colorado Avalanche Street Hockey Experience, and more.
The event is a collaboration with Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), Cat Country 95.1 and Scheels.
About the Play COS Program
CSPD is on a mission to increase positive community interactions across the city. Play COS is just a piece of that. Play COS allows our community to interact with officers in an organic, simple, and fun way. Nothing too serious, just officers and community members having a positive interaction.
The program also involves sports/giveaway events in which officers interact with numerous young community members through sports and recreation. The overall goal is for this program to become a long-term, ongoing, sports program that will be a permanent fixture in CSPD’s department-wide community outreach efforts for years to come.
Play COS has been up and running since January 2021, and CSPD officers have already given away over 3,100 hundred balls to local kids and teens. There have been 64 Play COS events and donations made to 3 community centers and 13 local schools.
To learn more about Play COS please visit: https://coloradosprings.gov/police-department/page/play-cos