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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Media Relations

4th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Basketball Game and Youth Safety Festival Actor and Comedian Arsenio Hall, to serve as Master of Ceremonies NA13109SF


"Game Tip-off by Chief Charlie Beck and LAFD Chief Brian Cummings"

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WHAT:
2013 LAPD vs LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Basketball Game and “Festival on Figueroa”

WHEN:
Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • 10:30 a.m. “Festival on Figueroa”
  • 12:00 p.m.  Photo Opportunity with Chief Beck, Chief Cummings and Arsenio Hall in the Galen Center’s Founders Room (North Side Entrance)
  • 1:00 p.m.   Basketball game between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters

WHERE:
USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, 90007

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings
Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino 15th District
Mr. Arsenio Hall, Actor and Comedian, Event’s Master of Ceremonies
Ms. Anna Christine, current contestant on “America’s Got Talent”
Mr. Roshon Fegan, Singer and recent contestant on “Dancing with the Stars”
Mr. Jim Hill, KCBS / KCAL Sports Journalist
Mr. Anthony White, Saxophonist and Music Composer
Mr. Carlon Jeffery, Disney Channel sitcom A.N.T. Farm,
Ms. Judith Hill as seen in the new film "20 Feet from Stardom", The Voice, and Michael Jackson's "This Is It".

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are hosting the 4th Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-off Basketball Game and Festival on Figueroa.  A FREE community event, scheduled this Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Departments are aiming to bring youth together from 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 themed “Festival on Figueroa” providing the attendees an opportunity to learn about bullying, teen dating violence, emergency preparedness, beach and pool safety, sports & academic enrichment summer school programs, bicycle & pedestrian safety, proper child seat installation and other summer safety resources.

Featured at the event will be a spirited basketball game between 3-time defending Safe Summer Tip-off Champions, LAPD and the team from the Los Angeles Fire Department. The 4th annual event will be hosted by Mr. Arsenio Hall. Attendees will also be able to take photographs and receive autographs from celebrity guests, participate in interactive games, enjoy live entertainment, win prizes and be treated to a FREE barbecued lunch.

COMMUNITY BOOTHS AND INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS:
  • BBQ Lunch sponsored by Frito Lay, Splash Water and Smart & Final
  • TZU CHI Foundation FREE Dental and Vision screenings for children and adults.
  • LA Kings Chariot Inflatable Puck Shoot
  • LA Clippers Fan Patrol
  • USA Chivas
  • LA Galaxy Star Squad and Soccer Skills Challenge
  • 7-Eleven SLURPEE Truck
  • T-Rex TONKA Truck by presented by Funrise Toy Corporation
  • SKYZONE Indoor Trampoline Parks
  • 70’ Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Interactive Games
  • Monster Energy Drinks
  • Jarritos Soft Drinks
  • Vintage Police Car and Fire Truck
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT ), K-9 Units and Mounted Platoon
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Cadet and Recruitment Booths
  • Movie Cars from Picture Car Warehouse
  • Community Booths and Resources
FREE DRAWING:

  • PEAK’s Sports USA Sports & Athletic Wear
  • EXPO Center, Department of Recreation and Parks Summer Camps
  • .99 Cent Only Store Goody Bags
  • Funrise Toys
  • SKYZONE Indoor Trampoline Park Gift Cards
  • Autographed Sports Memorabilia
PERFORMANCES:

  • Ms. Anna Christine, a contestant on the current season of “America’s Got Talent” will be performing he National Anthem
  • Ms. Judith Hill as seen in the new film "20 Feet From Stardom", “The Voice”, and
  • Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
  • Mr. Roshon Fegan, Singer, Song Writer and Musician recently appeared on the 14th season of “Dancing with the Stars”
  • University of Southern California Trojan Dance Force
  • Musical collaboration by the LAPD Emerald Society Bag Pipes & Drums and the
  • John Muir High School Alumni Drum Section
  • Mr. Anthony White, Saxophonist and Music composer
  • 8 Flavahz Dance Crew, from World of Dance
  • Tayao’s Project Dance Crew

APPEARANCES:

  • Dorell Wright, Philadelphia 76ers NBA Player
  • Oldin Polynice, Retired NBA Player    
  • Darrell Bailey, Super Fan of the Los Angeles Clippers “Clipper Darrell”
  • Minion from “Despicable Me 2”
  • LA Sparks Mascot “Sparky”
  • And more to be announced
EVENT SPONSORS:
  • Motorola
  • University of Southern California
SOCIAL MEDIA:
  • “Like us” on Facebook.com/safesummertipoff
  • “Follow us” on: Twitter.com/summertipoff
  • Visit us at: www.safesummertipoff.com (Photos and Videos)
SPECIAL NOTE:
  • ADA Accessible
  • Sign With Me Sign Language Interpreters provided
CONTACT:
For more information regarding the 2013 LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Event, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5919.  On the day of the event, please call Lt. Andy Neiman, Media Relations Section at (818) 693-2461.


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