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Former VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox, visited the Richmond Police Athletic League's Summer Camp at SCOR Sports Center of Richmond Thursday…...Click to enlarge

After the Indianapolis Colts hired Frank Reich as coach in February, one of the changes Reich made at the Colts` facility was the installation of a basketball hoop in the team room.

The addition seems like something right up Mo Alie-Cox`s alley. The former VCU basketball star turned tight end is in his second year with the Colts.

When Alie-Cox and his teammates aren`t doing something football related, they like to have shooting competitions.

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Former VCU Basketball Star and recently signed Colts player, Mo-Alie Cox spent his Thursday morning inspiring kids at a summer camp....Click to enlarge

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former VCU Basketball Star and recently signed Colts player, Mo-Alie Cox spent his Thursday morning inspiring kids at a summer camp.

The camp is called 'PAL' -- which stands for Police Athletic League. Sports Director Perry Barber said there are about 155 students enrolled in the Summer program. He said the goal is to break down barriers between police and children, and expose kids to professional role models.

"It`s good for the kids to see guys like Mo Alie-Cox. They idolize him and even I idolize him. So I love the Rams, he`s a great basketball player, but he`s also a great person," said Barber.

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A former VCU basketball star, now a professional football player, returned to Richmond...Click to enlarge

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A former VCU basketball star, now a professional football player, returned to Richmond Thursday to talk to campers at the Richmond Police Athletic League (PAL).

These kids are excited for the camp and ready to take on the summer.

"We doing stuff them all of the week just different activities," said PAL Sports Director Perry Barber.

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Richmond Police work overtime to be PALs (Soure: CBS 6)...Click to enlarge

RICHMOND, Va. -- In his 16 years as director of the Richmond Police Athletic League, Perry Barber isn't in his uniform a lot.

At least not around the kids with whom he works on a weekly basis. They get used to seeing him as a civilian....and get caught off guard when reminded of his day job.

"I had to go to court one day," Barber recalled. "Even though I told my kids I was a police officer, they see me dressed like this and I come here in my uniform on day. They're like, you really are, it blows them away."

That is one of the goals of the PAL program. To get kids from the inner city to see the police as people just like they are and to break down barriers of mistrust that may exist.

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The Richmond Police Department is taking a proactive approach to policing by getting at risk youth off the streets and on the field through the Richmond Police Athletic League or PAL.

The Richmond Police Department is taking a proactive approach to policing by getting at risk youth off the streets and on the field through the Richmond Police Athletic League or PAL.

"PAL is a program we kind of bridge the gap between the community and the Richmond Police Department," said RPD Master Patrolman and Richmond PAL Director Perry Barber. "When you sign up to be a police officer it`s because you love people and want to help people and that`s the backbone of the Police Department and the backbone of the Richmond PAL."

The nonprofit organization, established in 1982, reaches kids through sports. Enrollment is at its peak this year.

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