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News Release

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Media Relations

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LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Swing-a-Thon Family Fun Festival

WHAT:
Free Community Event

WHEN:
Friday, June 15, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Family Festival

WHERE:
Rancho Cienega Park
5001 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, California 90016

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Police Assistant Chief Michel Moore
Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas
Los Angeles Dodgers Alumni Manny Mota
Members of the Los Angeles Football Club

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are hosting the LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Swing-a-Thon. A Free community event scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year the Safe Summer Swing-a-Thon will provide an exciting opportunity to bring young people together in a positive and safe setting, as well as to address some of the challenges they face in their community. Personnel from both Departments will be on hand to mentor attendees and discuss the importance of staying physically active, being involved in their community and inspire them to make contributions to their neighborhoods.

The event will have complimentary BBQ lunch, activities to build unity among youth, sports clinics, raffle giveaways, educational opportunities to learn more about the LAPD, LAFD and our Community Partners.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
• Soccer, baseball, and softball skills Clinic
• BubbleMania
• Characters from the 501st Legion
• Minion Characters from Universal
• Complimentary BBQ Lunch
• Car Seat Giveways
• Static displays and demonstrations by LAPD & LAFD Specialized units:
o LAPD South Traffic Division Sober Graduation
o LAPD Bomb Squad
o LAPD SWAT
o LAPD Mounted Unit
o LAPD Recruitment
o LAPD Race Car
o LAPD & LAFD K­9s
o LAFD Engine
o LAFD Rescue Ambulance
o LAFD Bandwagon
o LAFD Hazmat
o LA County Shakey Quakey Earthquake Simulator
o UCLA Alumni
o Community Resource Booths

Prize Giveaways:
• Bicycles
• Toys
• Gift cards

Event Sponsors:
• Motorola Solutions
• Office of Councilmember Herb Wesson
• Los Angeles Recreations and Park
• Smart & Final
• Arctic Glacier U.S.A
• Frito­Lay
• Nestle Water
• Los Angeles Police Foundation

CONTACT:
For additional information, please contact Police Office Nguyet Amancio, Community Relationship Division at (213) 486-6000. On the day of the event, she can be reached via cellular phone at (213) 841-2075.

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