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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Media Relations

LAPD & LAFD 2012 Safe Summer Tip-Off Event Actor and Comedian Arsenio Hall, to serve as Master of Ceremonies

WHAT:
Free Youth Festival and Community Event

WHEN:
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:30 a.m. - Youth Festival on Figueroa Street
1:00 p.m.  - Game between LAPD Police Officers and LAFD Firefighters

WHERE:
USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA  90089

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings
Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry, 9th District
Mr. Arsenio Hall, Actor and Comedian, Event’s Master of Ceremonies
Mr. Steve Austin, WWF Champion, Actor
Mr. Kevin Eubanks, Jazz Guitarist, Former Leader of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Band
Mr. Wun “The Shot” Versher, Harlem Globetotter
Mr. Jessie Campbell, Contestant on the 2nd Season of “The Voice”
Mr. Darrell Bailey, Super Fan of the Los Angeles Clippers “Clipper Darrell”
Mr. Bobby Edner, Actor, Spy Kids 3D, Voice in Disney’s Jungle Book 2 & Monster Inc.
Miss Ashley Edner, Actress, Two and a Half Men, ”Rebecca” in the Artifact, Hanna’s Gold
Mr. Arlen Escarpeta, Actor, The Client List, NCIS: Los Angeles, Friday the 13th
Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol
Los Angeles Sparks Mascot “Sparky”
USA Chivas Girls
Representatives from the Los Angeles Galaxy
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Basketball Team
The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Basketball Team
        
WHY:
On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will be tipping-off the 3rd Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Youth Festival and Basketball Event.  The event sponsored by USC and Motorola will be hosted by actor, comedian and recent winner of “Celebrity Apprentice” Mr. Arsenio Hall.

This FREE event is designed to bring the community, the LAPD and the LAFD together in a day of positive interactions with loads of fun things to do, see, and enjoy.

Featured at the event will be:
•    National Anthem performance by Kevin Eubanks
•    Half-time performance by Harlem Globetrotter Wun “The Shot” Versher
•    Anti-bullying presentation by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
•    Complimentary BBQ lunch
•    Carnival games and prizes
•    Interactive displays of police and fire equipment and loads of other fun things for the entire family to enjoy
•    Free Raffle for 300 pairs of Converse Sneakers, Angry Birds Collectables, a variety of Summer Camp Scholarships, Bicycles and Sports Memorabilia signed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Team Captains, Chief Beck and Chief Cummings to “Tip-off” the basketball game between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters.

CONTACT:
For more information regarding the 2012 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Event, please call Police Officer Sara Faden at Media Relations Section at 213-841-2064.

Social Media Sites include:

“Visit us” on: Facebook.com/safesummertipoff
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