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News Release

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Media Relations

Southeast Division and 911Communications Division Presents NA12093kr

2012 Community Carnival

WHAT:
Community Carnival Fundraiser for Youth Programs

WHEN:
Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M
Saturday & Sunday May 5 & May 6, 2012 (Cinco De Mayo Weekend)
from 1:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. each day

WHERE:
On Broadway between Manchester & 88th Street

WHO:
LAPD Community Relations Office, Southeast Area
Southeast Youth Programs & LAPD Communications Division – Cadet Post
            
WHY:
Southeast Area will have their first Community Street Carnival in conjunction with LAPD Communication Division (911 operators).  The purpose for this carnival is to raise funds for the youth programs in our area. 100% of the funds raised will be used to provide funding for the numerous programs such as, field trips, anti-bullying events, surf camp, annual tea party, cadet competitions, sports teams, and educational workshops.  Approximately three years ago Southeast Area Commanding Officer, Captain Tingirides expressed his concerns about the lack of extracurricular activities for the youth in the community (South LA and Watts).   In the past three years officers have worked hard to increase the programs and provide numerous and opportunities to travel, go to professional sporting events (Lakers, Kings, and Dodgers etc.) and many other activities.  The increased popularity of the Southeast Youth Programs our numbers have grown from 200 kids to approximately 1000 kids.  The youth programs have had a significant decrease in juvenile crimes in the past three years. The carnival tickets sold will help increase the services and programs we provided our youth.

PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILBLE NOW AT 50% DISCOUNT
Tickets are sold at Southeast Station 145 W. 108th Street or CONTACT 213-972-7962 or visit our website at www.SOECRO.ORG  Pre Sale tickets will also be sold on May 4th at the Carnival before 5:00 P.M.

For additional information please contact Detective Wheeler at Southeast Community Relations office, 213-972-7962.

Tickets will also be sold at the carnival.