(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The recent March 8th recognition of International Women’s Day celebration when the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) partnered with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles for their 2nd Annual Girls Empowerment Day, also proved to be very timely for the annual observation of the March Women’s History Month, here in Los Angeles and Southern California. The well-planned and organized event featured a half-day of sports and learning events for middle school students with a clear and inclusive emphasis on reaching out to young female students.
This day was a very special one in the lives of some 2,000 young girls representing schools from within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). It was an excellent learning opportunity to participate in a half-day of meaningful events led by AEG, and partners, the L.A. Kings, and L.A. Galaxy professional teams.
Along with taking a good look at a great photo gallery of the day, please give a read to the updated press announcement that offers more details.
AEG PARTNERS WITH YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES FOR 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS EMPOWERMENT DAY AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK
The L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy front office staff supported physical activity clinics and mentored over 2,000 girls from schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on International Women’s Day.
[Photo Gallery Courtesy]: AEG
Over 2,000 middle school aged girls from the Los Angeles Unified School District celebrated International Women’s Day at Dignity Health Sports Park for a day of fun, inspiration, and motivation with clinics, workshops, and more. Experts in the fields of sports, business, and education, empowered young girls by teaching them the skills needed to succeed in life.
The L.A. Kings Hockey Development Team along with Pro Scout Blake Bolden and Prospect Advisor Manon Rhéaume hosted two ball hockey clinics while the LA Galaxy’s Youth Programming conducted soccer clinics.
Other organizations that participated included Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Dodgers Training Academy, LA28, LA Sports Council, Nike, Velo Sports Center and more.
Major participants and top corporate leaders who shared their time and experience to this successful event included: Mario Valenzuela, Senior Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, & Social Impact, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles; Aaron Donahue, District Vice President, YMCA Metropolitan Los Angeles; Kelly Cheeseman, COO, AEG Sports and YMCA Metropolitan Los Angeles Board of Directors Vice Chairman; Jennifer Pope, SVP Community Relations & Hockey Development, LA Kings; Tamala Lewis, Sr. Director, Community Relations & Foundation, Dignity Health Sports Park.
The event began at 9:00 a.m. and concluded at 1:00 p.m. The sport clinics were offered first and led into the scheduled panel discussion. All attendees participated in ball hockey, soccer and basketball clinics as well as health and wellness clinics. Also programmed for the day was the panel discussion with prominent female industry leaders.