For Immediate Release
April 5, 2007
Jose Morfin
Community Outreach Coordinator
Office: 714-347-8415

Orange county district attorney hosts
spring break soccer clinic and
criminal justice program


SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) will host a three-day spring break soccer clinic and criminal justice program for Santa Ana youths and members of the Santa Ana Boys & Girls Club, sponsored by the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation.  The program will be held at the Boys & Girls Club at 950 W. Highland in Santa Ana, and begins on Monday, April 9, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. and ends Wednesday, April 11, 2007.  District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will pass out certificates of completion.


The 4th Spring Youth Sports Camp will give approximately 45 children and teenagers, selected by the Santa Ana Boys & Girls Club, a chance to interact with professionals and inspirational speakers from various backgrounds.  The program is designed to provide kids with a positive environment to learn about the criminal justice system and develop life skills. 


During the morning session, participants will learn soccer techniques and skills from coaches who have volunteered their time for the program.  In the afternoon, students will have an opportunity to network and learn from a police officer, a deputy district attorney, a district attorney investigator, and other professionals from law enforcement agencies, who will be conducting educational workshops.


“This is a great opportunity for these kids to combine physical fitness and competition with life lessons and academics,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.


The OCDA Government and Community Relation’s Unit is organizing this event.  The Unit was created in 1999 to connect Orange County’s diverse communities with law enforcement by providing information and education about the criminal justice system.