It is the third Wednesday of he month and we hold the weekly HPD Futsal games at Jim Thorpe Park. A nice turnout of Futsal youth came out to play even tho' the weather report called for afternoon rain. The sun was out strong and no rain was around. Everyone enjoyed the games.
The clinic started at 4PM with skills training, followed by open play by age groups, and ended with a tournament for the older kids. The entire program ran from 4 to 9 PM. An amazing time was had by all the participants and the parents who brought their youngsters to the clinic. T-shirts were given to all the kids participating, and an ICE CREAM truck pulled up and served FREE ice cream for all. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE HAWTHORNE POLICE DEPT & THE LA GALAXY FOR PUTTING ON AN AMAZING AFTERNOON OF SOCCER. Stay tuned for the next clinic later this year at Jim Thorpe Park Futsal Courts !
February's HPD Ride to Live Motorcycle Training Class had many beautiful motorcycles and riders with different skill levels all learning how to handle their rides to avoid emergency conditions on the streets & freeways. There was even a rider with a passenger along taking today's class.
A diverse group of motorcycle riders came to Hawthorne today to further their riding skills on the freeways & roads of California. From slow speed bike control to accident avoidance techniques and emergency braking were part of the training today.
Decided that we would use the newer Futsal Courts at James Thorpe Park every third Wednesday of the month just for a change of scenery. We had about 35 kids show up and some parents stayed around to watch the fun & action.
A crisp cool late afternoon and a great bunch of HPD Youth Futsal kids enjoyed a couple of hours of almost non stop Futsal games. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to the Hawthorne Police Department for sponsoring HPD FUTSAL !!
A Great Big THANK YOU to the Target Store in Hawthorne for hosting this year's SHOP WITH A COP... HERO"S IN BLUE Christmas shopping that brings Christmas presents to families that would normally not have Christmas presents under the tree.
With the possibility of rain looming, about twenty of the HPD Futsal Kids came out to play Futsal today and had a great time playing on the mini soccer courts. Good sportsmanship was the order of the day.
The HAWTHORNE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION held an evening of celebration live music, dancing and light refreshments honoring Veterans Employed by the City and the Hawthorne Police Department . A wonderful time was had by all in attendance.
What a nice surprise for the Futsal Kids from the LA Galaxy Foundation. A car pulled into the parking lot just before we started playing and two representatives carried a large box of new soccer balls Thank you LA Galaxy Foundation! Your gifts will be put to good use every Wednesday.
Today Hawthorne PD's Ride to Live program was a ladies only training session that was well attended. Many different and beautiful motorcycles in attendance were all piloted by women today. (Except for the training officers, who were male police officers).
The numbers are rising. Today we had about 25 kids and Hawthorne Explorers playing Futsal. We of course would like to see more of the Futsal Kids coming out on Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM to enjoy a couple of hours of fun and Futsal. No sign up necessary. Just show up and play !
After several weeks of no HPD Futsal, today we started up again with a change of day from Thursday to Wednesday. From now on Wednesday at 4 PM will be the official day & time for HPD Futsal. Please pass this information to all your friends so everyone who wants to participate has the right Day & time.