News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Local Police Take on Local Firefighters in the "Clash of Heros"
Charity Football Game
Contact : Officer Marianna Villaescusa, Palo Alto Police Department    408-482-3594
Pastor Baines, Project WeH.O.P.E.    650-207-1998

Palo Alto, CA -- Officers from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park Police Departments will join forces to take on Firefighters from Menlo Park and Palo Alto in a charity football game. Police Officers have pledged to put away their handcuffs and Firefighters will roll up their hoses to raise money for local youth group, "Project WeH.O.P.E." This will be a fun-filled family event in which both fire and police will showcase equipment displayed for spectator's enjoyment.

The game is this Saturday, July 10, 201,0 from 4 to 8 p.m., at Palo Alto High School located at 50 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. The public is encouraged to attend. Admission is $10 per person and children under 12 are free.

This first annual "Clash of the Heroes" football game was organized by the local youth group "Project WeH.O.P.E" and hosted by the Palo Alto High School football team. All individuals involved, including Police Officers and Firefighters, agreed to volunteer their time to participate in this event because they understand the importance of community and youth involvement.

Project WeH.O.P.E was established in 1999 to provide hope and positive alternatives to drugs, violence, illiteracy and other elements that can destroy young lives. The mission of Project WeH.O.P.E. is to restore lives and build leadership skills I in order to promote community transformation within Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. All funds raised from "Clash of the Heroes" football game will go towards Project WeH.O.P.E (registered 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation.) More information on Project WeH.O.P.E is available at or by calling (650) 330-8001.