The Centurions are a team comprised of LAPD Officers of various ranks and assignments throughout the city of Los Angeles who have been “Playing football for kids since 1978”. When we say kids we’re referring to the Blind Children’s Center of Los Angeles.
The Blind Children’s Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1938 by Southern California Delta Gammas. Each year the Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 350 family members. I’m fortunate to hold an active role on the board of directors for the Center. Our goal is to optimize each child’s development and opportunities to lead a meaningful life through a comprehensive program beginning with early intervention, followed by an educational curriculum specifically adapted to the needs of each student. We’re committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way.
In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills. Our multidisciplinary team of experts utilizes leading-edge technology and adaptive devices to help our students who are visually impaired keep pace in the sighted world. As a model program, the Center impacts communities globally through presentations, conferences, and research grants, as well as a full suite of publications for families and professionals. In all, more than 750,000 copies of our publications have been distributed in 75 countries, and translated into 17 languages.
Throughout our long history a dedicated community of friends and supporters has sustained our vital work. We neither seek nor receive government assistance and are not a United Way Agency. Rather, the Center’s funding reflects the generosity of private donors and the trust of foundations and corporations, which allows us to provide these life-changing services at no cost to our students and families.
The Centurions have played a large part in the continued success for the center both monetary and through forms of mentorship. Our Officers travel the country, on their own dime and time, for the love of both the game and students at the center. By playing football we help bring much needed awareness and capital to the center.
We hope we’ve been able to carry our message to you and the importance of our unique program which affects the lives of so many.
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Your LAPD Centurions are entering their 40th year of playing football for the Blind Children's Center, our primary beneficiary. The Centurions are comprised of LAPD Officers; working in various ranks and assignments throughout the city. They come together to raise awareness and capital for the BCC; ever since the teams inception in 1978. Your Centurions travel the country on their own dime and time, playing full tackle football against other first responders. Our mission wouldn't be possible without your support, love and generous contributions! Please take a moment to share our story; in doing so you help raise awareness of the Blind Children's Center. You also reinforce the needs of the children at the BCC; which provides its services at no cost to either the student or family through their programs!Lapraac Lapd LAPD Headquarters LAPD 77th Street Community Police Station LAPD Community Outreach LAPD Southeast Community Police Station Los Angeles Police Protective League City of Los Angeles Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Times 5.11 Tactical National Public Safety Football League Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union Jockey Unique Energy Drink Bishop Alemany Hs McKenna BMW Michel Moore Emada Elizabeth Tingirides Phillip Tingirides Rosalind Curry Jeff Olshane PIP Marketing Signs Print Van Nuys Cross promotional opportunities, questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted by Los Angeles Centurions Football on Tuesday, January 16, 2018