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News Release

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Media Relations

Charity Football Game between the LAPD Centurions and NYPD's Finest

WHAT:
Charity Football Game

WHEN:
Saturday, May 3, 2008
4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Salesian High School
960 S. Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

ADDITIONAL:
Since 1978, the LAPD Centurions have been “playing football for kids.” This unique fraternity of Los Angeles Police Officers practice, play, and travel on their off-duty time to raise money for the Blind Childrens’ Center of Los Angeles.

This year, the Centurions are dedicating the 2008 season to SWAT Officer Randy Simmons who played for the team for over 10 years during the 1980s and 1990s.

The LAPD “Centurions” and NYPD’s “Finest” are two of 20 law enforcement and public safety football teams that travel nationwide to play football and raise money for charity. The LAPD Centurions are proud to be a part of this organization that put so much emphasis on giving back to the community.

For additional information regarding the game, please contact Detective Payne at 213-485-2197, or go to www.LAPDCenturions.com.