Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 21, 2008

02-21-08 BSU Football Heroes Headline Crime Stoppers Volleyball game!

02-21-08 BSU Football Heroes Headline Crime Stoppers Volleyball game!

    Boise, Feb. 21, 2008 - BSU football heroes turned pro will trade in the pigskin for a round ball as the BSU Alum headline the upcoming Crime Stoppers celebrity Volleyball game!

    Coming back to Boise for the game are:

  • Korey Hall, BSU Alum & now fullback for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Legedu Naanee, BSU Alum & now wide receiver and tight end for the San Diego Chargers.
  • Daryn Colledge, BSU Alum & now guard for the Green Bay Packers.

    Tickets are available by calling 639-1690.

    Ticket prices:  $35 family pass includes entrance for two adults and six kids under age 15.

                        $15 single pass includes entrance for one adult and two kids under age 15.

    Game time is Saturday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. at Sawtooth Middle School, Meridian.

    The volleyball game is a benefit for the Boise area Crime Stoppers program. Crime Stoppers works closely with the community and police departments in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, and Nampa, as well as the Sheriff's departments in Ada and Canyon Counties.

    The NFL celebrities will take on local "celebrities" from TV, radio and law enforcement.

    "This is a real score for us to get these BSU alumni to come back and play volleyball in front of the home team crowd, all to benefit Crime Stoppers," said Jan Van Houten of the Boise Police Department, and Program Coordinator for Crime Stoppers. "These terrific athletes are also fine young gentlemen interested in helping our community, and we're thrilled to have them return to Boise to benefit public safety."

    "We appreciate all those who've bought tickets and will come out to see their favorite athletes and local personalities and support Crime Stoppers," said Van Houten. "The money raised will go a long way toward supporting our program and solving and preventing crime."

    In 2007, Boise area Crime Stoppers took more than 4,000 citizen calls, which resulted in 57 arrests and rewards given out of more than $8,000. For more on Boise area Crime Stoppers, log onto www.343COPS.org.