It was another gorgeous Saturday, August 16, 2014. Just below Mt. Washington, was the kick-off to the 2014-15 school year! LAPD NORTHEAST DIVISION PAL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY got underway in front of the Superior Grocers market off 45 Ave, in Los Angeles. The event lasted from 10 AM- 3 PM and provided an excellent opportunity to meet some of our Northeast Police Officers, Cadets and PAL youth programs soccer players. Former student and St. Odilia Alumnae, Iliana Salcedo and her family welcomed us and spread the word about the exciting event. Many students and parents showed up at 8am to get a free backpack filled with school supplies, stickers from our sponsors as well as sweet treats from Superior Market Bakery. Some of St. Odilia School’s students and family friends got at good start to the school year by picking up their free backpacks! Local official, John ‘Rocky’ Delgadillo and local Award Winning Journalist Rick Lozano were in attendance. Also, representatives from the events sponsors. It was a quality event and an overall success – perfect start to the 2014-2015 school years. The sponsors did allow us to bring some backpacks back here to school and we will raffle them off on the first week of school–make sure to participate, you could WIN a free backpack! Welcome back!