From Lubbock Police Department:
On Saturday, December 7, the Lubbock Police Department will proudly kick off our 12th annual Santa Cops event. This special program pairs first responders with children identified as needing a helping hand this holiday season.
This year, 20 Lubbock Police Officers and 5 Lubbock County Sheriff Deputies will be placed with children from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lubbock for a day filled with Christmas shopping and fun.
This is no ordinary shopping trip. The children will be picked up in LPD and LSO vehicles early Saturday morning, and they will travel in convoys with lights and sirens to each stop.
Thanks to generous donations and sponsor ships, each child can pick out books, toys, gifts, shoes and clothing from various partnering businesses.
In addition to shopping, the children will enjoy a breakfast with Santa, lunch and downtime to play with their new LPD and LSO buddies at Main Event.
The goal is simple. The Lubbock Police Department hopes to bring smiles this Christmas season to families who may be struggling. Through this program, first responders who volunteer their time will leave a lasting impression on these children and help foster positive relationships between LPD and the communities we serve.
· 7:20 a.m.: Waters Elementary (3006 78th Street) All the officers and children will meet at this location before heading out in a convoy.
· 7:45 a.m.: Barnes & Noble (6002 Slide Road/South Plains Mall) The store will open early for the children to pick out books and games.
· 8:40 a.m.: Lubbock National Bank (4811 50th Street) Staff at the bank will serve everyone breakfast. Santa will stop by to see the children.
· 10:30 a.m.: Cardinals Sporting Goods (6524 Slide Road) Children will buy a new pair of shoes.
· 11:45 a.m.: Walmart (702 West Loop 289) Children can pick out any toys, clothing, or other items they want.
· 1:35 p.m.: Yates Flooring (1901 West Loop 289) Reception
· 2:15 p.m.: Main Event (6010 Marsha Sharp Freeway) This will be the last stop. Children will have access to bowling, games, and pizza.