The Aberdeen Police Department is thanking 7-11 stores for their contributions to a grant recently awarded the department at the 7-11 Corporate Sales Rally in Auburn last week. A press release said administrators plan to use the $2,000 community grant to support their explorer’s post, and will fund training, equipment, and community events.

The grant is named “Project A-Game” and is awarded to Law Enforcement Agencies that contribute to youth programs such as the explorers. The Project A-Game program is a community outreach program created to provide meaningful youth development opportunities through education and play, so children establish a strong foundation that supports their future success.

Accepting the grant from left to right, Deputy Chief Staten, Officer Tarrence, Officer Mitchell and Detective Weiss. The grant was presented by field consultant Paul Deane, 4th from left.

Franchisees and corporate store managers contribute to youth development in their communities by applying for grants to support local schools, youth sports organizations, law enforcement agencies and community organizations. Grants, which are jointly funded by local Franchisees and 7‑Eleven, help provide critical funding for academic, fitness, safety or hunger relief programs for youth.

Since its inception, 7‑Eleven and its Franchisees have awarded nearly 3,700 grants, a community investment of almost $2.3 million. Grants have been used to underwrite initiatives including science projects, tutoring, school supplies and sporting equipment to ensure children have the resources and inspiration they need to stay in school.