The 4th Annual Catalina to Cabrillo Beach Relay will take place August 18 and 19, 2012. Funds raised will go directly to the “999 for Kids” fund, which benefits physically and mentally challenged children throughout Los Angeles County, who are the victims of the most severe cases of child abuse, neglect and family violence. This relay swim will help raise funds and support purchasing much needed equipment and specialized services for these children.
Eleven swimmers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and one swimmer from the Los Angeles Police Department will swim through the cold waters of the Catalina Channel (approximately 26 nautical miles) beginning Saturday, August 18th at 9:00 p.m. and will finish the next morning at 10:00 a.m. at Cabrillo Beach.
The “999 for Kids” Fund was established in 1985 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children and Family Services. “999” is the Department’s radio code for “deputy needs help immediately.” Through the “999 for Kids” fund, http://www.999forkids.org, we are working to provide immediate assistance to our kids in need.
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at (323) 810-1973 or Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau at (323) 267-4800.