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Chivas USA and City of Hawthorne on fireworks safety


Chivas USA’s Zarek Valentin to help City officials to highlight the importance of fireworks safety

during Fourth of July holiday weekend

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, June 27, 2011) –With festivities for the fourth of July only a few days away, Chivas USA’s Zarek Valentin will join officials from the City of Hawthorne for a fireworks safety pep talk aimed at creating awareness around the dangers of the improper use of fireworks. Led by City of Hawthorne Mayor Pro-Tem Alex Vargas, members of the Hawthorne Police Department, and the LA County Fire Dept. officials, Valentin will be on hand to address dozens of local children, youth and community members and remind them of how to have a fun, and safe holiday celebration.

The event will begin with general remarks by City officials, Assistant Fire Chief Barry Nugent, Battalion Chief Dennis Cross, Fire Station 161 and Dr. Murthy bum safety expert from Torrance Memorial Hospital. Emergency vehicles, Fire trucks and safe and sane fireworks will be on site for kids to interact led by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT

Hawthorne City Hall

4455 west 126th Street

Hawthorne, CA 90250

Who: Chivas USA player Zarek Valentin, and team mascot, the ChivaFighter.

Chivas USA’s next home game is against the Chicago Fire, Saturday, July 2nd at 7:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. The match will be broadcast on Prime Ticket and Galavision as well as W Radio 690 AM. Single-game tickets are on sale now, and fans can also take advantage of great rates for Season Seats and multi-game packs. For more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visiting



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