City Leaders Announce Holiday Toy Giveaway and Concert

December 15, 2005

The LAPD Christmas Toy Giveaway and Concert

Saturday, December 17, 2005
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Speakers at 11:30 a.m. | Treelighting at 12:00 noon

Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Chief of Police William Bratton
Police Commissioner Alan Skobin
Police Commissioner Anthony Pacheco
City Councilmember Eric Garcetti
City Councilmember Alex Padilla
City Councilmember Ed Reyes
City Councilmember Dennis Zine
Officer Mike Scott, Team Captain, LAPD Centurions Baseball Team
LAPD Centurions Baseball Team Members

This Saturday, the LAPD Centurions baseball team, in conjunction with Living Hope Community Church and Genesis Entertainment, will host their annual LAPD Christmas Toy Giveaway and Concert. City leaders will attend throughout the day.

This year’s theme: If you have, come and give; if you need, come and receive.

The purpose of the event is to share holiday wishes and kindness with underprivileged children and families in Los Angeles.

A tree lighting ceremony at noon, including appearances by celebrities, VIP guests, and event sponsors, will take place prior to the distribution of thousands of toys to children in need. As part of the festivities, Grammy Award winning artist Jamie Jones will perform.

The event will feature an extensive children’s fun zone, offering 2 rock climbing walls, face painting, public safety displays, an interactive game area, food, popcorn, and snow cone and cotton candy booths. Each child who attends will receive the gift of a brand new toy.

An additional event will take place in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, at Mission Police Station, 11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345. Special guest: Ronald McDonald.

To make a donation or for more information, contact Officer Mike Scott at 818-838-9800, or 661-246-9645.