FREE Community Event – 4th annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Basketball Event and Youth Festival
On Saturday, June 29, 2013, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will partner with the University of Southern California (USC) to kick off the summer by hosting the 4th annual Safe Summer Tip-off Basketball Event and Youth Festival. It is anticipated that 5,000 children and their families will attend this special event which features a spirited basketball game between police officers from the LAPD and firefighters from the LAFD. Tipping off the game will be team captains LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and LAFD Chief Brian Cummings.
The event held at USC’s Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition, we’re thrilled to announce that actor, comedian, and star of KTLA’s new late night talk show, Arsenio Hall, will return as the event’s master of ceremonies.
This year’s event will provide an exciting opportunity to bring young people together in a positive and safe setting, as well as address some of the challenges they face in their community. Basketball players from both Departments will be on hand to mentor attendees and discuss the importance of staying physically active, being involved in their community and inspire them to make contributions to their neighborhoods.
The event will also feature positive role models, celebrities, entertainment, games, community booths, a raffle drawing to win autographed sports memorabilia and other prizes, a complimentary lunch, activities to build unity among youth, and educational opportunities to learn more about the LAPD, LAFD and our Community Partners.
We hope that you, your friends and family will be available to join us for this important, fun and FREE event. In addition, it is respectfully requested that a member of your staff forward the attached event flyer to any person, group or organization who might like to attend.
Please visit us at: www.safesummertipoff.com or www.Facebook.com/safesummertipoff
Police Officer Sara Faden
LAPD Media Relations Section
100 West First Street, Room 257-B
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 486-5910 – Office
(213) 486-5919 – Direct Line
(213) 841-2064 – Cell Phone