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News Release

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Media Relations

Announcing the LAPD and LAFD Departments Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Basketball Event

News Conference

Wednesday, June 9, 2010         
3:00 p.m.

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
(Indoor Basketball Courts)
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks
Mark Schmidl, Territory Vice President for Motorola Inc.
Hugh O'Donnell, Area Manager for Motorola Inc.
Shannon Doll, Account Manager for Motorola Inc.
Basketball Players from the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments
On Saturday, June 12, 2010, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will partner with Motorola Inc. to kick off the summer by hosting the 2010 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Basketball Event.

The event, held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena will treat hundreds of kids and their families from around the City to a day of fun, food and entertainment.  The inaugural event will feature a friendly, yet competitive game of basketball between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters and tipping-off the game will be Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks. The event will also highlight and promote the importance of staying physically active, camaraderie through healthy competition and bring awareness on enjoying summer safely.

The day’s festivities emceed by actor, comedian Arsenio Hall, will also include performances by young talent from The Rage Performing Arts Complex and the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol.  Also showcased will be displays, demonstrations and educational opportunities from both the Police and Fire Departments, a complimentary BBQ lunch and the chance to win autographed sports memorabilia.
For more information regarding the 2010 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Basketball Event please visit:, or contact Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at 213-486-5919, or 213-841-2064.