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News Release

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Media Relations

5th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Youth Safety Festival and Basketball Game

WHAT:
FREE Community Event
2014 Safe Summer Tip-off Video:  http://youtu.be/ZqOEdlFJs98

WHEN:
Saturday, June 14, 2014
•    10:30 a.m. Youth Safety Festival
•    12:30 p.m.  Photo Opportunity with Chief Beck, Chief Featherstone  and
      Arsenio Hall in the Galen Center’s Founders Room (North Side Entrance)
•    1:00 p.m.   Basketball game between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters

WHERE:

USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California  90007

WHO:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief James Featherstone
Arsenio Hall, Actor and Comedian, Master of Ceremonies
Terrelle Pryor, Quarterback for Seattle Seahawks
Alexander DeLeon, Lead Singer of “The Cab”
Anna Christine, former contestant on “America’s Got Talent”
Tone the Chief Rocca and DJ Coly Cole former contestants on “America’s Got Talent”
Gary Hoffman, Radio host of “Wake Up Call” on KFI AM 640
Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol
323 Area Kidz Dance Crew
Carrlyn Bathe, Los Angeles Kings Arena Host

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are hosting the 5th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Safety Festival and Basketball Game.  A FREE community event, scheduled     for Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments aim to bring young people together from all neighborhoods throughout the Southern California and City of Los Angeles regions in a positive and exciting environment.

This year’s event will include an outdoor festival providing the attendees an opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness, summer safety and local resources.

Featured at the event will be a spirited basketball game between 4-time defending Safe Summer Tip-off Champions, LAPD and the team from the LAFD.  The 5th annual event will be hosted by Mr. Arsenio Hall.

Attendees will also be able to take photographs and receive autographs from celebrity guests, share acts of kindness by offering a “KIND” Flower to a friend or stranger, participate in interactive activities, enjoy live entertainment and be treated to a FREE barbecued lunch.

Additionally, this is a great opportunity for Dad’s to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with their kids.  Not only will every child have the opportunity to win great raffle prizes, every Dad will also have the opportunity to win.

VISUALS:
•    LAPD Black & White Lamborghini
•    LAPD Bomb Squad
•    LAPD Special and Weapons Team (SWAT)
•    LAPD Tactical Technology Unit's Advanced Police Vehicle
•    LAPD's “Get on Track” anti-street racing program & Race Car
•    LAPD & LAFD K-9 and Mounted Units
•    LAPD &  LAFD Recruitment
•    LAFD Fire Trucks and Engine
•    LA County Shakey Quakey Earthquake Simulator
•    KIND Movement Flower Wall
•    Movie Vehicles from Picture Car Warehouse

         FREE DRAWING:
•    iPad
•    Premier Center Seats at Staples Center to see the LA Lakers and Clippers
•    Sports Equipment and Apparel
•    Baskets of Toys
•    Autographed Sports Memorabilia

    EVENT SPONSORS:
•    Motorola
•    University of Southern California
•    Arctic Glacier U.S.A
•    Frito Lay
•    KIND Healthy Snacks Flower Wall
•    Monster Drinks
•    Nestle Water
•    Smart & Final
•    Sports Authority Mid-Town Crossing


    SOCIAL MEDIA:
•    Visit us at:       www.safesummertipoff.com (Photos and Videos)
•    Like us on:      Facebook.com/safesummertipoff
•    Follow us on:  Twitter.com/summertipoff and Intagram/safesummertipoff
•    Safe Summer Tip-off Hash-tag: #SSTO
     
    SPECIAL NOTE:
•    ADA Accessible
•    Sign With Me Sign Language Interpreters provided

CONTACT:
For more information regarding the 2014 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Event, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5919.  On the day of the event, please members of the Media should meet with Officer Norma Eisenman, Media Relations Section.


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