PBSO Helps Send Area Teen To All-Star Camp

A Belle Glade High School basketball player embarked this week on the opportunity of a lifetime. Seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Brown, a senior on the Raiders basketball team, was selected by a group of former NBA players to participate in an all-star camp in Paterson, N.J., from Aug. 11-15. Brown will be accompanied by his high school coach, Kenneth Torrence, who is also a corrections deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. All of the pair’s travel expenses will be covered by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation. In June, the Ball Stars Youth Camp made a stop at Belle Glade High School and, with the help of PBSO, ran a program for about 200 kids. Ball Stars is led by former NBA All-Stars Otis Birdsong and Micheal Ray Richardson. Besides basketball, the camp promotes teamwork, leadership and respect.