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News Release

Friday, September 8, 2017

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WHAT:
Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Night Party

WHEN:
Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00 p.m. Event Begins / Red Carpet Arrivals
5:15 p.m. Poker Tournament Begins

WHERE:
Avalon Hollywood
1735 North Vine Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90028

WHY:
This year, the event will feature a surprise 90th Birthday celebration for one of the Foundation's biggest supporters, baseball legend Tommy Lasorda. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, a celebrity poker tournament, casino games, great food, cocktails, music, photo booth, raffles and auctions. Along with dozens of unique and priceless entertainment & sports items in the auction, guests will have the chance to win an LAPD airship ride, LAPD SWAT Training Day, Training at the Emergency Vehicle Operation Center to learn pursuit & pit maneuvers, dinner with Tommy Lasorda and more.

For 45 years, stars from television, film, music and sports, along with community members, have come together to show support for the men and women who protect and serve Los Angeles. On September 10, 2017, they will join again to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood.

Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members, who have experienced unforeseen catastrophic circumstances, including death, illness and injury. The Memorial Foundation is the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Police Departments employee wellness program and has granted more than $17 million dollars without any direct taxpayer money.

The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers killed in the line of duty when they may not have any other means. The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities.

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