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News Release

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Media Relations

LAPD Topanga Division Youth Programs Golf Tournament NA14196NV

October 26, 2014
***UPDATE***

Former NFL players will be attending the event and will be available to the media. They will be available prior to the start of the event at 8:00 a.m. For further information please contact Officer David Ortiz at (818) 756-3070.

WHAT:
   
Golf tournament benefiting the kids who participate in Topanga Division’s PAL, Cadet and Junior Cadet Programs.

WHEN:   
Monday, October 27, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        
WHERE:      
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California 91364
    
WHO:         
Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, 3rd Council District  
Los Angeles City Councilmember, Mitchell Englander, 12th Council District
LAPD Commander Jon Peters, Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau
LAPD Captain Jorge Rodriguez, Commanding Officer, Topanga Area
LAPD Captain Rafael Ramirez, Commanding Officer, Topanga Patrol Division
Marnie Schneider, Co-founder of Grab A Ball & Play Foundation
Jazmin Erving, Co-founder of Grab A Ball & Play Foundation  
    
WHY:    
LAPD’s Topanga Division has a proud history and commitment to its youth and that is why the proceeds of this year’s golf tournaments will solely benefit the youth programs.  During the golf tournament, corporate sponsors, celebrities and officers will be paired for a fun filled day of golf, great food, awards and camaraderie in a festive atmosphere.  Tournament organizers are especially proud to honor event Co-chairs, Marnie Schneider and Jazmin Erving, the founders of the Grab A Ball & Play Foundation.  

Marnie Schneider whose grandfather owned Philadelphia’s Professional Football Team for 20 years and Jazmin Erving, daughter of legendary NBA Star Julius Erving were inspired by their families’ involvement in sports and believe that youth athletics are the one thing that can improve a child’s mind, body and spirit.  Their mission, and the purpose of the Grab A Ball & Play Foundation is to help children in underserved communities pair with strategic mentoring partners.  

The men and women of Topanga Division are proud to partner with Marnie Schneider and Jazmin Erving, as they are fine examples of members of the community who are truly making a difference.

CONTACT: 
For more information, please contact Senior Lead Officer Janet Zumstein at (818) 756-3188, or Officer David Ortiz at (818) 756-3070, or visit: www.lapdtopanga.org.

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