Can one person make a difference in the life of a young person?
“Yes,” says Gina Meza, who manages Anaheim PD’s Cops 4 Kids program.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star Bobby Abreu has donated 30 tickets for 18 games to the police department’s Cops 4 Kids program and other local youth organizations. So far, three groups of children have enjoyed ball games. For some, it was their first outing to a professional sporting event.
“This is just one example of how an awesome individual is making a huge difference in the lives of our youth and our community,” Meza said.
The kids get more than seats in the right-field pavilion. They get a hot dog, drink and candy. And an “Abreu’s Amigos” T-shirt.
And bragging rights.
How many kids can say that a professional athlete honored them for good citizenship?
“We choose kids who have excelled in one of the programs,” Meza said. “We are blessed at Anaheim PD to have partnerships in our community with generous leaders who want to make a difference. Bobby Abreu is great ballplayer – and great member of our community.”
To read more about the program, click here.