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News Release

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Media Relations

LAPD Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL) Awards Gala Honoring Larry King, The Good News Foundation, and Wells Fargo

WHAT:
7th Anniversary Hollenbeck PAL Gala

WHO:
Councilmember Jan Perry, 9th Council District
Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th Council District
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell
Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez
LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger
LAPD Deputy Chief Jose Perez
LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Green
Leadership Award Honoree Larry King
Humanitarian Award Honoree The Good News Foundation
PAL of The Year Award Honoree Wells Fargo
TV Executive Correspondent, Ken Baker of E!
Legendary Hall of Famer and General Manager Luc Robitaille

WHEN:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
6:30 p.m. - Media Check-In
7:00 p.m. – Photo & video Opportunity with Honoree Larry King, Mayor Richard Riordan, Police Chief Jim McDonnell
7:30 p.m. – Awards Gala Dinner Begins

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 Academy Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

VISUALS:
Wells Fargo Legendary Stage Coach

ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPATMENT’S HOLLENBECK PAL:

The Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL) is hosting its 7th annual Awards Gala to raise funds to provide Hollenbeck Area youths and their parents with resources, services and the support needed to help raise healthy and successful children. The Awards Gala hopes to raise $250,000 to serve 1,000 children.

Whether it was in Newtown, CT, Boston, MA or this week in Moore, OK, there were numerous stories about the heroism displayed by local law enforcement.  Without concern for their own personal safety, they ‘ran towards the gun shots, exploding bombs or crumbling buildings to save men, women and children at the height of occurring life-threatening events.
 
While their dedication to making the quality of life for everyone in their communities safer is unparalleled, their commitment does not stop there.  All across the country, there are examples of law enforcement officers and officials giving back to their communities on their own time and out of their own pockets. The Hollenbeck Police Activities League is a shining example of our police heroes rising above and beyond to give back.
 
In addition to elected officials and Law Enforcement officers of all ranks, joining us will be Larry King to receive the organization’s Leadership Award and the Good News Girls – Wendy Burch, Christine Devine, Dorothy Lucey, Ana Garcia and Leslie Miller to receive the Humanitarian Award for all that they do, and Wells Fargo receiving The PAL of The Year Award.
 
For over 20 years, Hollenbeck PAL, the largest of all of the LAPD’s 21 divisions, has been helping youth, regardless of their ethnic background or economic status, make positive changes in their lives by teaching them healthy life –style principles, providing them with positive role-models, instilling in them the concept of teamwork, building in them the qualities of sportsmanship, and providing them with opportunities to gain and exercise leadership skills.  Hollenbeck PAL provides safe places throughout the community where children can recreate and learn safely during non-school hours while providing meaningful, structured activities to every child in the service area.  Hollenbeck PAL serves nearly 1,000 children and 300 parents each year and depends on the outstanding support of nearly 100.

Since its founding in 1992, the LAPD HPAL has served well over 18,000 kids with life-skills programs to assist them in being law abiding, responsible young people and adults.

For more information on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck PAL, please visit www.lapdhollenbeckpal.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Lorraine Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department HPAL
213 819-4451
Lorraine@lapdhollenbeckpal.org