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Friday, January 6, 2012

Media Relations

Chief Beck and Councilmember Wesson Celebrate the 5th Season of “Project SAVE’s Late Nite Hoops” Basketball League NA12005SF

WHAT:         
News Conference and All-star Basketball Game featuring Chief Charlie Beck and LAPD Officers -vs-Project SAVE’s All-Star Basketball Team

WHEN:   
Thursday, January 12, 2012
7:15 p.m. - News Conference
7:30 p.m. - All-star Basketball Game

WHERE:   
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Gymnasium
5001 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016
        
WHO:   
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Community Build Incorporated President Brenda Shockley
Gang Intervention Specialists from the City of Los Angeles
LAPD Officers
Project SAVE’s All-Star Basketball Team

WHY:   
To help keep communities peaceful throughout Los Angeles during the time of day when gang crime is most prevalent.

“Project SAVE’s Late Nite Hoops” is an initiative of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, the Community Build Incorporated organization and Project SAVE, one of the city’s gang intervention programs.

Speaking about Project SAVE’s goal of keeping communities safe and peaceful, Wesson said, “The program provides an opportunity for more than 120 young men to play organized basketball, rather than running the streets.  Keeping these young men busy in the evening hours will help to reduce their chance of being involved in negative activities, ultimately keeping our community safe.”  For the last five years, the Project SAVE’s Late Nite Hoops program has taken place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.