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News Release

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Media Relations

Chief William Bratton Receives Award from the Harlem Globetrotter at Police Academy Magnet School

What:
Chief Bratton receives an honorary Globetrotter Goodwill Ambassador Award from legendary Globetrotter Curly Neal and current players in recognition of his years of “above the rim” dedication and service at the LAPD.
        
When:
Monday, February 9, 2009
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Where:
Police Academy Magnet School
Reseda High School, South Gymnasium
18230 Kittridge Street
Reseda, CA 91355      

Who:
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton
LAPD Command Staff Officers
Roberta Weintraub, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Police Academy     Magnet School Program
LAPD Officers, Staff and Cadets from the Magnet School Program
Harlem Globetrotter’s legend Curly Neal
Current Harlem Globetrotters
        
Why:
Chief Bratton will be presented with a Globetrotter team jersey during a special “hand’s on” clinic presentation at Reseda High’s Police Academy Magnet School with Globetrotters Curly Neal, “Wildkat” Edgerson and “The Shot” Versher and approximately 150 students from grades 6 to 12.

During the presentation, the Globetrotters will hold a motivational clinic, incorporating the team’s signature ball handling skills focusing on the positive character “C.H.E.E.R.” traits of: Cooperation, Healthy Mind and Body, Effort, Enthusiasm and Responsibility.  

The LA Police Academy Magnet School is a highly successful program that prepares youth for rewarding careers in law enforcement by challenging cadets with a rigorous thematic curriculum along with emphasizing optimum physical fitness levels.  The program began in 1996 and currently operates on six campuses within the LAUSD.

Contact:
For further information, contact Lisa Carey at 818-889-1085 and on the day of the event, please call 818-424-3676.