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News Release

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Media Relations

Taekwondo Belt Rank Testing for LAPD Mission Area Youth Program

What:
A martial arts promotional ceremony for children residing in the Panorama City GRYD (Gang Reduction and Youth Development) zone

When:
Saturday, October 1, 2011
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:
Cloud and Fire Ministries
15226 Parthenia Street
North Hills, California 91393

Who:
Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of GRYD Guillermo Cespedes
LAPD Mission Detective Mark Pursel
Co-Founder of Team PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence), Inc.
Taekwondo Master Jordan Schreiber

Why:
LAPD, Cloud & Fire ministries, GRYD, and Master Schreiber’s Team Price Organization have joined forces to provide underprivileged children with positive mentorship through martial arts. The program was designed to give youth the confidence needed to stay away from gangs, drugs, crimes and to remain in school.

Approximately 40 children will be testing to promote to the next level of Taekwondo mastery.  These participants have been training for four months with the Team PRIDE martial arts program under the tutelage of Detective Mark Pursel.

There will be martial arts demonstration by the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) black belts and a Certificate of Appreciation will be presented to Master Schreiber’s Team PRIDE organization by Deputy Mayor Cespedes.

Contact:
For more information contact Detective Mark Pursel at 310-562-3704 or visit www.cloudandfire.org and www. prideforkids.org.

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