ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 16, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Approximately 2,000 at-risk youth will be treated like VIPs at tomorrow night’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels) game in reward for refusing to join a gang while improving school attendance and behavior. This special event marks the 9th year in which students rose to the challenge issued by Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). The OC GRIP kids will attend a game, be greeted by the players, watch the team warm up during batting practice from behind the dugouts, and receive a dinner provided by OC GRIP’s non-profit charitable organization. The name of each school in attendance will be displayed on the Angel Vision JumboTron during the event.
Thanks to the generosity of the Angels, more than 1,900 students in 4th through 8th grade accompanied by roughly 100 teacher chaperones will all attend the game for free. Due to the partnership with law enforcement organizations, personnel from various departments will also be in attendance to congratulate the students on their accomplishments, including Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Continue reading