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Hoop Dreams

Police officers distributed baketballs and set up hoops for children at Wilson Park homes.

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer

Yasahmeen Wilson, 7, happily shows off her new basketball while Philadelphia Police 1st District Officers Tony Barbera (far left) and Ed Pulaski give away more basketballs to children at Wilson Park in Southwest Philadelphia. The officers, spending $300 of their own money, replaced a rim and net on a backboard that had been broken for nearly a year and gave away at least a dozen basketballs and six indoor basketball kits for families who, for safety reasons, won’t allow their children to play outside.