Hangin’ with 5-0 Bridges Gap Between Miramar Police and At-Risk Youth

The annual Hangin’ with 5-0 summer camp recently concluded its 17th year of bringing together local police and at-risk youth in Miramar.

The nine to 14-year-olds who participate in Hangin’ with 5-0 are selected by school resource officers and guidance counselors for the program, which included trips to the movies, excursions to the beach, live animal shows and more alongside Miramar’s finest. Each day, breakfast and lunch are served and the program concludes with a pizza party.

Organized by the Miramar Police Athletic League and the City of Miramar, Hangin’ with 5-0 welcomed more than 80 students to participate in the six-week summer camp free-of-charge thanks to sponsorship from Sunbeam Properties & Development and the Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed business park in South Florida.

Sunbeam is celebrating 11 consecutive years of sponsoring Hangin’ with 5-0 after it was almost eliminated by budget cuts in 2008. Sunbeam’s sponsorship has provided free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for more than 850 Miramar students over the past decade.

“This is one of the best programs for kids. It’s so important for us to support programs and initiatives that help bring together police and youth, who will become the next generation of community leaders and influencers,” said Sunbeam Properties Vice President Maridee Bell. “A hallmark of Sunbeam Properties is our commitment to giving back to the city where we live and work. By supporting local at-risk students with the unique experience of Hangin’ with 5-0, we can continue to establish a solid foundation in our community for a better tomorrow.”

In addition to Hangin’ with 5-0, Sunbeam Properties & Development supports the City of Miramar through other nonprofit organizations, having donated resources for the Ansin Sports Complex and the Ansin Family Gallery in the Miramar Cultural Center. The Miramar Park of Commerce has also been the site for supply drives for America’s Moms for Soldiers, several holiday toy drives for Miramar children in need with the Miramar Police Department, a school supply drive for children who have a military parent on deployment, and a food drive for United Way of Broward County.

About Miramar Park of Commerce

Since breaking ground in 1984, Sunbeam has developed the Miramar Park of Commerce into the largest locally owned and managed Business Park in South Florida, with over five million square feet of office/service, laboratory, pharmacy, light manufacturing and distribution space. The world class Park is home to more than 10,000 employees from more than 180 national and international companies including GE, Siemens, Spirit Airlines, Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus, Humana, Quest Diagnostics, Toyota, Vitas Healthcare, Stanley Black & Decker, Pepperidge Farm and Nissan. Flex/office space, corporate build-to-suits as well as a limited number of second-generation spaces are available in the Park. For more information, contact Lauren Pace (lpace@wsvn.com) or Maridee Bell (mbell@wsvn.com) at 10212 USA Today Way, Miramar, FL 33025 or call 954-450-7900.