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HPD Tees-Up Educational Incentive to Combat Crime

September 20, 2006 -- Texas Cops & Kids and Kids at Hope is pleased to announce it is hosting Chief Hurtt's Empowering Our Youth Golf Tournament benefiting the Kids at Hope Initiative on Monday, September 25, 2006 at Tour 18 Golf Course located at 3102 FM 1960.

Golfers will enjoy breakfast and practice their swing on the driving range before hitting the links. During the round, golfers will have the opportunity to participate in the hole in one, closest to the hole and longest drive contest. Beverage carts will circle the course providing refreshments to keep golfers hydrated. Finally, a Texas Barbecue lunch will be served just before the awards ceremony and presentations. As an added bonus, golfers will receive a goody bag and a free round of golf from the staff at Tour 18.

Golfers are asked to check in at 7 a.m. for a four-person scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m. This event supports Chief Hurtt's Empowering Our Youth Stomp Out Illiteracy Campaign. Other events in support of this effort are:

- Kick-off for the Kids at Hope -Kid's Village being held at Hartsfield Elementary, 5001 Perry Street on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 8 a.m.

- Friday, September 22, 2006 and the HPD Empowering Our Youth Dinner at the Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana at 8 p.m.

Texas Cops & Kids is a non-profit 501 ( c ) (3) organization that provides positive intervention for disadvantaged youth in high crime neighborhoods. Texas Cops & Kids work with law enforcement professionals to provide safe and meaningful activities for children in our communities. We are committed to establishing relationships between youth, the police and the community.

For more information about these programs contact HPD Community Services Officer Kathy Swilley at 713-308-3252.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.