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News Release

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Media Relations

LAPD and LAFD’s 2011 Safe Summer Tip-Off Safety Event and Basketball Game

WHAT:
Free Community Event



WHEN:
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
University of Southern California (USC) Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks
Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, District 4
Mr. Arsenio Hall, Actor and Comedian, Event’s Master of Ceremonies
Mr. Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers
Mr. Terry Crews, Comic Actor (The Family Crews, Everybody Hates Chris, Bridesmaids…)
Mrs. Rebecca Crews, Actress and Singer (The Family Crews, I’m Coming Out, Career Day…)
Mr. Arlen Escarpeta, Actor (Final Destination 5, American Gun, We Are Marshall…)
Mr. Daniel Logan, Actor (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones…)
Mr. James Kyson Lee, Actor (Heroes…)   
Mr. Courtney B. Vance, Actor (Law & Order…)
Mr. Bobby Edner, Actor, Singer, Dancer (Disney, Spy Kids 3D: Games Over, The Muse…)   
Mr. Malcolm David Kelley, Actor (Gigantic, LOST, Antoine Fisher…)
Mr. Reggie Range, Actor (Indie Horror Film 911)
Mr. Jon Huertas, Actor (ABC’s Castle)
Mr. Kyle Massey, Actor, Dancer, Singer and Hip Hop Artist (Dancing with the Stars…)
Mr. Christopher Massey, Actor and Hip Hop Artist (Mary and Max, Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up…)
Mr. Olden Polynice, Retired NBA Player (Seattle Supersonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit…)
Mr. Daniel Samonas, Actor (Downstream, Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place)
Mr. G.W. Bailey, Actor (The Closer…)
Mr. Tony Denison, Actor (The Closer…)
Mr. Jon Tenney, Actor (The Closer…)
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Basketball Team
The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Basketball Team

WHY:
On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks will be tipping-off  the 2nd Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Youth Basketball Event.  The event will be hosted by actor, comedian and talk show host Mr. Arsenio Hall.

This FREE community event will to bring youth and their families together from neighborhoods citywide in a positive and exciting environment to launch the summer season with safety tips, interactive safety games, celebrity autographs, entertainment, educational opportunities, prizes and a complimentary lunch prepared by the Cities best firefighters.

This event will feature a friendly and competitive game of basketball between the LAPD and LAFD basketball teams.  The event will also highlight and promote an exhibit area for attendees to have an opportunity to learn about programs from the two departments, community resources and summer programs, the importance of staying physically active, camaraderie, and bring awareness to enjoying the summer safely.

VIDEO:
Please view highlights of last year’s event
 
CONTACT:
For more information regarding the 2011 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Basketball Event, please call Police Officers Sara Faden at Media Relations Section at 213-841-2064, or visit: www.LAPDonline.org.