Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Raft Along

Raft Along

***Editors - Video & sound of this event will be provided by BPD later today as a VNR/MP3 release if you're interested and cannot make the trip to the river. Another release will go out this afternoon alerting you that the video is available for you to pick up at the records desk at Barrister.

      Boise, June 27, 2006 – Boise Police Officers are taking advantage of what may be the hottest day of the year so far, to host what may be the largest one-day raft trip anywhere! The goal of the annual Boise Police Activities League (PAL) Raft Along is to introduce local kids to police officers in a fun, friendly environment, letting the kids know that officers are here to help and serve their community.

  Some 60 Boise Police Officers will take about 700 kids down the Main Fork of the Payette. The officers will take two groups of kids down the river, one group this morning and another this afternoon, with lunch provided in between.The Officers and kids will be accompanied by some 70 guides and support personnel from Cascade Raft Company. The kids come from all over the Boise area. Many are signed up by their School Resource Officers.

Who: BPD PAL & approx. 700 kids!

What: 11th Annual Raft Along

Where: Main Fork of the Payette, just north of Horseshoe Bend

When: Today - Approx 9:30 a.m. & approx. 1:00 p.m.

On Site Contact: Officer Mike Perkins