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News Release

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Media Relations

6th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Basketball Game; Tip-off by Chief Charlie Beck and LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas NA15079lp

WHAT:
FREE Community Event

2015 Safe Summer Tip-off Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/zOyJ5PWTF8c

WHEN:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
• 10:30 a.m. Youth Safety Festival
• 1:00 p.m. Basketball game between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters

WHERE:
USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90089

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas
Jay Flats, Los Angeles Kings Arena Host, Event Co-Host
Becky Sattero, Actress, Event Co-Host
Culy Fryz, Singing Group
Brianna Leah, Singer
TNT Slam Dunk Squad

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are hosting the 6th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Youth Safety Festival and Basketball Game. A FREE community event, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments aim to bring young people together from all neighborhoods throughout the Southern California and City of Los Angeles regions in a positive and exciting environment.

This year's event will include an outdoor festival providing the attendees an opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness, summer safety and local resources.

Featured at the event will be a spirited basketball game between 5-time defending Safe Summer Tip-off Champions, LAPD and the team from the LAFD. With Team captains Chief Charlie Beck and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

• Basketball Skills Clinic
• Social Media Scavenger Hunt (follow @SafeSummerTipOff on Instragram)
• Free Barbecue lunch
• Interactive Experience with the Los Angeles Sparks
• Interactive Experience with the Los Angeles Galaxy
• LAPD Bomb Squad
• LAPD Metropolitan Mounted Unit
• LAPD Special and Weapons Team (SWAT)
• LAFD Fire Trucks and Engine
• LAFD Swift Water Rescue Vehicles
• LAFD Urban Search & Rescue K9s
• USC Department of Public Safety
• Los Angeles School Police
• Metropolitan Transportation Authority

FREE DRAWING:
• Team Entry to the Nike 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
• Premier Level Seats at Staples Center to see the Los Angeles Lakers
• Autographed Sports Memorabilia
• Bicycles

EVENT SPONSORS:
• Motorola Solutions Foundation
• University of Southern California
• Smart & Final

SOCIAL MEDIA:

• Visit us at: www.safesummertipoff.com (Photos and Videos)
• Like us on: Facebook.com/safesummertipoff
• Follow us on: Twitter.com/summertipoff and Intagram/safesummertipoff
• Safe Summer Tip-off Hash-tag: #SSTO

SPECIAL NOTE:
• ADA Accessible
• Sign Language Interpreters, Department of Disabilities, City of Los Angeles

CONTACT:
For more information, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at (213) 841-2064. On the day of the event, members of the Media should meet with Public Information Officer, Rosario Herrera, Media Relations Section.


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