March Against Gang Violence and Softball Tournament

November 29, 2004

Saturday, December 4, 2004 , 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Woodley Park to Hjelte Sports
Center, Woodley Park ( Woodley Avenue and Victory Boulevard ),
Hjelt Sports Center ( 17017 Burbank Boulevard )

Los Angeles :
The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs is sponsoring a
community event on December 4, 2004 , in the Sepulveda Recreation
area of the San Fernando Valley .

The event will begin at Woodley Avenue Park at approximately 9:00
a.m. with City representatives and members of the San Fernando
Valley Coalition on Gangs, speaking against gang violence. At
9:30 a.m. a march will begin at Woodley Avenue Park and end at
the baseball fields of the Hjelte Sports Complex. At the Hjelte
Sports Complex, there will be a series of softball games composed
of Los Angeles area gang members, Los Angeles Police Department
Officers and Probation Officers from LA County Probation. The
games will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be played in a round
robin style elimination process.

The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs and the Communities in
Schools will provide FREE food to all participants of the event.
There will also be informational booths to assist parents and
at-risk youths with prevention resources.

For further information,
contact Sergeant John Artes, Operations-Valley Bureau’s Gang
Coordinator, at 818-756-7776.

This news advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.