Lady Enforcers Take Old School to School In 1st Annual “Shoot From The Heart” Fundraiser Game
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // February 22, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past Sunday night we held our first annual “Shoot From The Heart” basketball game to help raise funds for our Lady Enforcers Basketball Team that participates in various community events throughout Brevard County.
The game that took place at the Walter Butler Community Center in Port St. John pitted the “Old School” All-Stars against the BCSO Lady Enforcers in an epic showdown of age verses youth.
The “Old School” Allstars was comprised of a bunch of old guys like me while the BCSO Lady Enforcers are Law Enforcement Officers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies throughout Brevard County.
Each of the Lady Enforcers volunteer their time to play “in-school” basketball games against our local high school teams in an effort to build positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officers and our youth.
While it was a close contest (the score is still in question) the Lady Enforcers eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter to seal the victory and send the “Old School” Allstars back to the senior center where they should be playing!!
The real winners in this game were the fans who attended as they got to witness not only a great game, but also a lot of fun and camaraderie throughout.
Overall, it was a great time for everyone as the game raised over $2,000 to benefit the BCSO Enforcers Basketball Teams.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.