Bruin Football Freshmen To Visit Emerson Middle School Wednesday Afternoon

May 4, 2009

On Wednesday afternoon, May 6, UCLA's 24 scholarship freshmen football student-athletes who participate in the athletic department's Community of Learners program will give back to the community.

The 24 football freshmen will be visiting Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School (1650 Selby Avenue in West Los Angeles). They will conduct brief presentations (likely split into four groups) on the student-athlete experience, being a Bruin, the importance of staying in school, staying away from drugs, etc. The presentations will be followed by some type of a 'play time' or low-key athletic competition on the playground.

The Bruins are scheduled to arrive between 2:30 - 3:00 pm and will interact with the youngsters until at least 4:00 pm.

UCLA's participation in this event is through the Team Prime Time (TPT) program. TPT is offered in partnership with the Beyond the Bell Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD Beyond the Bell).

If media is interested in covering this event, they should contact Peter Straus, Executive Director of Team Prime Time, at 310/779-9799 or 310/838-7872 (Office)..

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