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LAPD & LAFD 5th annual Safe Summer Tip-off

Youth Safety Festival and Basketball Game

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LAPD & LAFD 5th annual Safe Summer Tip-off is a day-long community event at USC that will include pre-game activities to build unity among youth, appearances by celebrity guests, entertainment, a complimentary lunch, and opportunities to learn more about the two departments and our community partners.

Also featured at the FREE event is a spirited basketball game between LAPD officers and firefighters from the LAFD.  Tipping off the game will be at 12:30 p.m.

Team Captains Chief Charlie Beck and Fire Chief James Featherstone.

In addition, this is a great opportunity for Dad’s to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with their kids.  Not only will every child have the opportunity to win great raffle prizes, every Dad will also have the opportunity to win.

It is anticipated that 5,000 or more children and their families will attend this annual event.

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Some of the Highlights from Kids Safety Festival

  • FREE Barbecued Lunch and Healthy Snacks for all attendees
  •  Opportunity to share acts of kindness by offering a “KIND” Flower to a Friend or Stanger

The LAPD and LAFD are partnering with KIND Healthy Snacks to share our commitment to improving the quality of life for the people we serve and encourage acts of Kindness. 

The “KIND Movement” with KIND Healthy Snacks is a simple way to bring our community together by surprising others with unexpected acts of kindness.  Big act or small, the LAPD & LAFD encourages respect and kindness for others,  making a donation to a local charity, displaying good sportsmanship, volunteering time to help others, taking ta moment to say “thank you” or offering a flower to a friend or stranger.   Taking good care of one’s health is also a great act of kindness.

  •  LAPD Black & White Lamborghini   (Privately owned Vehicle Loaned to LAPD for Community Events)
  • LAPD Bomb Squad
  • LAPD Metropolitan K-9
  • LAPD Metropolitan Mounted Unit
  • LAPD Special and Weapons Team (SWAT)
  • LAPD Recruitment
  • LAPD Tactical Technology Unit’s Advanced Police Vehicle
  • LAPD Cadet Program
  • LAPD’s “Get on Track” anti-street racing program & Race Car
  • LAPD Communications Division Community Booth
  • LAFD Fire Trucks and Engine
  • LAFD Swift Water Rescue Vehicles
  • LAFD Urban Search & Rescue K9s
  • Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol
  • LA County Shakey Quakey
  • USC Campus Police
  • Special Needs Network, Inc. Community Booth
  • Autism Speaks
  • The Positive Results – Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Event Sponsors:

  • Motorola
  • University of Southern California
  • Arctic Glacier U.S.A
  • Frito Lay
  • KIND Healthy Snacks and Foods
  • Monster Drinks
  • Nestle Water
  • Smart & Final
  • Sports Authority

Community Partners

  •  Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff
  • Autism Speaks
  • Cedars-Sinai’s COACH-for-Kids
  • Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol
  • Los Angeles County Shakey Quakey
  • Los Angeles Police Foundation
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Monica Harmon
  • Picture Car Warehouse Inc.
  • Sign With Me – Sign Language Interpreters
  • Special Needs Network, Inc.
  • Summer Night Lights Program
  • The Positive Results – Teen Dating Violence Prevention
  • Travis and Nathalie Marg-owners of the Black & White Lamborghini

Appearances by:

  • Mr. Arsenio Hall, Late Night Talk Show Host & Safe Summer Tip-off Host
  • 323 Area Kidz Dance Troop
  • Anna Christine, National Anthem singer, “America’s Got Talent” TV Show
  • Carrlyn Bathe, Arena host for the Los Angeles Kings
  • Clipper Darrell, a super fan of the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Gary Hoffman, Radio host of “Wake Up Call” weekdays on KFI
  • Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Fan Patrol
  • Mad Mike form MTV’s “Pimp my Ride”
  • SSTO Crew (Dancers ranging in ages 8-12)
  • Terrelle Pryor, Quarterback for Seattle Seahawks (Former Oakland Raider)Tone the Chief Rocca  & DJ Coly Cole, “America’s Got Talent” TV Show
  • USC Trojan Dance Force
  • More to be announced

Kids Raffle Prizes:

  • iPad
  • Premier Seats at Staples Center to see the LA Lakers
  • Premier Seats at Staples Center to see the LA Clippers
  • Sports Equipment and Apparel
  • Autographed Sports Memorabilia
  • Baskets of Toys
  • More Prizes to be announced