With summer break upon us, the Sheriff's Office Youth Activities League (SYAL) is once again reaching out to kids and teens in Southwest Florida. For the second straight summer, the Tice Community Pool is opening its doors to help kids cool off and take pride in their community.
The initiative is a partnership between the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Nations Association, Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Lee County School District.
"This is an outstanding opportunity for youth who live in the Tice area to have fun this summer and get to know some of our deputies," said Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. "I'm grateful to the SYAL board of directors for seeing the need and working so closely with the partners to bring such a worthwhile program to the community."
Safety is a priority for the activity and a number of deputies and volunteers have become certified life guards for this outreach. Water safety instructions will also be given on site.
The Tice Pool is located at 4515 Glenwood Avenue, just behind the Tice Elementary School. The pool will open on June 1st and be available to the public every Saturday afternoon until August 3rd. Pool hours will be Noon until 4:00 p.m. and admission is free.
SYAL welcomes event sponsors, donations and volunteers for all of its activities which include teen dances, basketball, archery and the TOOLS program. For more information, call the Sheriff's Office Public Services Division at (239) 477-1395 or Tice Pool Coordinator Deputy Angelo Vaughn at (239) 810-1185.