Wednesday, December 30, 2015

7th Annual Z-Man Scholarship Wrestling Tournament This Saturday (Photo)

7TH ANNUAL Z-MAN SCHOLARSHIP WRESTLING TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2015 8:49 AM
Downloadable file: Z-ManPortrait.jpg
In an effort to build lasting and positive relationships among law enforcement and the community, and to encourage good citizenship in our youth, the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation is hosting its 7th Annual Wrestling Tournament this Saturday January 2, 2016.

The tournament is held at Liberty High School, located at 21945 Northwest Wagon Way in Hillsboro. Media is invited and encouraged to attend.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m., and will include welcoming statements from Chief Larry O'Dea and several community members, as well as the singing of our National Anthem by Z-Man "Talent Within" 2015 Champion Madisen Hallberg.

Wrestling will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 8:00 p.m.

The attendance and reach of this event grows each year. This tournament is now one of the largest in the state of Oregon. This year the event is expected to attract over 600 youth participants and their families from all over Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Idaho, and Alaska.

The tournament encourages sportsmanship and character growth in the athletes. Additionally it offers a rewarding interaction between police officers and the community. Over 100 uniformed police officers and first responders will be staffing this event. Funds raised benefit the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About Z-Man Scholarship Foundation

After the tragic death of Portland Police Officer Mark Zylawy in 2008; fellow police officers, private citizens and the business community came together to establish the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation to honor Mark's 17 years of police service to the community. The Foundation supports, through scholarships, economically disadvantaged high school students who have shown the determination and focus to be successful in school. The students who are selected have demonstrated a commitment to public service and leadership in their communities. Each of these students is matched with a mentor from the Portland Police Bureau or other law enforcement agency. In addition to academic scholarships, the Foundation supports the many activities of the Portland Police Bureau, Youth Services Division, including the Z-Man "Talent Within" talent competition and the Z-Man Student Police Academy.

For information about the tournament and the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation, please contact Executive Director Jenelle Clinton at 503-572-1187, jclinton@zmanscholarship.org.

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