Wilmington Police Recreation Association

615 Bess Street, Wilmington NC, 28401

Be sure to check out our

"Upcoming Events" page to see everything we have planned!

George and Melissa Perkins of Band of Honor have bought a bench in the department's Memorial Park! Thank you to the Perkins' for their continued support of WPRA and our fallen officers!

WPRA's first family night with the Wilmington Sharks was a huge success! See the video of Chief Evangelous throwing out the first pitch below and see all the pictures here!

Please send your tax deductible contributions to:

Wilmington Police Recreation Association
c/o Phylisha DellaPia
615 Bess Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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The Wilmington Police Recreation Association is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Public Charity.  Contributions to the Association are deductible under Section 170 of the Code.  The Association is dedicated to the advancement of the Wilmington Police Department’s image and the well-being of the community. The Association achieves this purpose through sponsorship of youth athletic teams, providing holiday food baskets for the elderly and needy, public education and safety projects, and other charitable contributions.

WPRA has joined the North Carolina Aquarium Society!!!!

What does this mean for you? 

WPRA Members are eligible to receive a One-year individual Membership to the Aquarium or a One-year Family Membership at 25% off, that is just $37.50 for the individual membership (regularly $50) or $56.25 for the Family (regularly $75). 

Benefits include:
-Free admission to the three NC Aquariums and the  NC Zoo (unlimited visits)
-Free or discounted admission to over 150 other zoos and aquariums across the US (click here for the full list)
-Discounts on Aquarium gift shop purchase,  education programs, and field trips
-Discounted Aquarium admission for your guests
-FREE walk-on admission at Jennett’s Pier

Memberships are tax deductible

This is only available to WPRA members!

Please let a board member know if you want to take advantage of this fabulous offer!

The Wilmington Shark's wish to thank WPRA for supporting our Sharky's Kids program this summer.  Because of our donation they were able to bring children to the ballpark to experience baseball, a traditional baseball meal, and all the special activities during the game.  

Shark's Kids supported the following organizations:
Big Buddy Program
Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc.
Brigade Boys and Girls Club
Community Boys and Girls Club
Dreams of Wilmington
Good Shepherd House
Miracle League
Open House Emergency Youth Center
Wilmington Police Department - Police Activities League (PAL)