Event: 13th Annual Kicks for
Date: Friday, August 19, 2011
Time: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Orlando Baptist
Church, 500 S. Semoran Boulevard
The Orlando Police Department will
host its 13th annual “Kicks for Guns” event on August 19, 2011, from 7:00am
until 7:00 pm. This year the event will be held at the Orlando Baptist Church
located at 500 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, Florida. This will be the first
time that this event has been held on the eastside of Orlando. Real Radio 104.1
along with a host of other businesses including the Orlando Police Department is
sponsoring this event. The Primary purpose of this event is to get guns out of
the hands of young kids.
The Orlando Police Department was
the first to partner with REAL Radio, in 2001, to start the Kick 4 Guns
campaign. There will be multiple locations throughout the different cities and
counties in Central Florida, along with a host of other law enforcement agencies
participating in this event, including West Palm Beach.
Over the past three years the
locations have steadily increased. In 2009, we had 7 locations and collected
1090 firearms. In 2010, we had 9 locations and collected 1356 firearms in 12
hours. In 2010, there were 45 sawed off shotguns and 7 stolen guns turned in.
During this event anyone can turn in
a gun anonymously with no questions asked regardless of who you are. For
citizens turning in firearms, they will receive a $50.00 gift card or a pair of
tennis shoes. All Guns must be unloaded and placed in either a bag or a case. A
range officer will be present to assist anyone who has a problem unloading their