On April 26, 2016, the Los Angeles Angels (Angels) opened their gates for the eighth consecutive year to over 1,900 at-risk students to attend an Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP) Angels game as a reward for improved school attendance and behavior and for staying out of gangs.
More than 1,900 students, ages 9 to 13, in grades 4 through 8, attended the game from 42 schools along with 100 teacher chaperones, all as guests of the Angels, who donated over 1,900 tickets and free parking in support of the anti-gang efforts by Orange County law enforcement and schools.
OC GRIP currently operates in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Orange, Santa Ana, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, and Tustin.
The participating law enforcement agencies include the Police Departments in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Probation Department, Orange County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, and the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department.
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