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September 24, 2009

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Police Mentoring Program hosting the “Punt Pass Kick Contest”
Friday, September 25, 2009
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park
14201 Huston Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Mayor’s Office Representative
Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, District 3
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, District 4
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, District 5
Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas, District 6
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, District 7
Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, District 12
LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau
LAPD Lieutenant Dave Storaker, Officer in Charge, Van Nuys Area Gang Impact Team
LAPD Officers and Special Guests
This event is the culmination of an LAPD mentoring program during the month of September that joined together at-risk youths, LAPD Officers and the sport of football.  Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 were selected from Los Angeles City schools to participate in the program that involved LAPD officers teaching football skills to the participants, with the primary goal of mentoring life skills.   

Though the prior mentoring sessions were for selected participants only, the “Punt Pass Kick Contest” is open to any City youth between the ages of 8 and 15.  Participants must be able to provide proof of birth between 1994-2000, wear gym shoes (soft soles only) with no cleats and have a parent’s written permission to participate.

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