April 10, 2006
Contact:Susan Schroeder, Deputy District Attorney
Office  714-347-8408
Cell     714-292-2718

SANTA ANA – Approximately 40 to 50 members of the Fullerton Boys and Girls Club will participate in a three day, spring soccer camp and criminal justice program conducted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA).  The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday April 10, 2006, and end on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas passing out certificates of completion.

The third Spring Youth Sports Camp, sponsored by the OCDA and the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, will give these youth a chance to interact with professionals and inspirational speakers from various backgrounds.  The program is designed to provide young people with a positive environment to learn about the criminal justice system and develop life skills.  The Fullerton Boys & Girls Club selected the members to participate in this program.

During the morning session, the participants will learn soccer techniques and skills from a coach who has volunteered his time for the program.  In the afternoon session, the program will include educational workshops conducted by a police officer, a deputy district attorney, an investigator, and other professionals from community agencies.  Students will be provided with an opportunity to network and learn from these professionals.  On Thursday, as a special treat, they will be bowling at Lucky Strike, a local venue in the city of Orange. 

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

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