FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
May 29, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO CO-SPONSOR “SAFE KIDS” DAY AT THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES GAME ON MAY 31
Baltimore, Maryland - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and other partners, in cooperation with the Baltimore Orioles, is hosting a “Safe Kids” Day at Camden Yards on May 31, 2009. The park opens to the public at 11:30 a.m., with first pitch at 1:35 p.m. The Orioles will host the Detroit Tigers.
The event is being held in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland, the Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the FBI, the ATF, the Baltimore City Police Department, the Baltimore County Police Department, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, Lifetouch, the City of Baltimore Recreation and Parks Department, Sinai Hospital, the Red Cross, the University of Maryland Infant Study Center, as well as many other state and local law enforcement agencies and other partners. This effort is part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” Program, which is focused on educating parents and children about on-line safety, as well as NCMEC’s “Take 25” program, which is commemorated every year on or near May 25th and asks parents to take twenty-five minutes to discuss safety with their kids. NCMEC’s mascot, Clicky, will be at the park to promote a message about being safe and responsible on the internet. Additionally, federal, state and local law enforcement partners will be promoting an anti-drug and anti-gang message, along with their iconic mascot McGruff the Crime Dog. Lifetouch® will be on hand to create SmileSafe Kids® ID cards. Other non-profit organizations will also be distributing information about how to keep kids safe and healthy.
Please join us at Camden Yards for an afternoon of excellent baseball and to show your support for efforts to keep our kids safe.