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News Release

Monday, March 5, 2018

Media Relations

The Velo Sports Center Juniors Indoor Cycling NA18036bm

WHAT: The Community Safety Partnership and The Velo Sports Center will collaborate to introduce kids from the housing developments to indoor cycling.

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LAPD officers and around 100 students will meet at the Velo Sports Center to witness a competitive junior's race. The goal is to spark an interest into the kids and form a team which will be coached by LAPD officers and the Velo Sports Center staff.

WHERE: VELO Sports Center
18400 S. Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA. 90746

WHO: Los Angeles Police Department Lieutenant Gena Brooks, Community Safety Partnership Los Angeles Police Department Detective Cedric Washington
100 Kids from the Housing Developments

WHY: The Community Safety Partnership program (CSP) is a collaboration between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The mission of the program is to foster relationships with the residents in the housing communities by developing youth programs, address quality of life issues, and develop programs to address and reduce violent crimes. The VELO Sports Center offers an excellent opportunity to promote the current youth involvement by featuring a junior's race. The Velo Sports Center is working in partnership with law enforcement and the community to provide kids with hope, encouragement, opportunity and recognition. This program provides students with an opportunity to have positive interactions with police officers by using indoor cycling as tool to build positive relationship between law enforcement and the community in which they serve.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Officer Delano Hutchins at (424) 265-8166.



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