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From The Community Sports Desk | 1.23.18

Happy New Year 2018 and Greetings To All community members and your families! Here’s our new list of events coming to you From The Community Sports Desk.

Note From The Editor: The first posting of the New Year’s Calendar will offer you great opportunities to get personally involved in promoting your health resolutions. Adult runners can have their choice of joining the Boyle Hts. Bridge Runners or register for the L.A. Marathon. Our viewers will also find excellent opportunities to enroll your children or young relatives in the sports of youth baseball, youth tackle football and youth basketball programs within our community. We have also included a special high school baseball fundraising event sponsored by the Roosevelt Alumni. Take a moment to browse through this posting and choose something of your choice.

There’s lots of good fun and healthy individual and recreational sporting events that headed your way. We encourage all of our followers to take full advantage and register with the event or events of your choice. And parents, you’re included by all means!  Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com – East L.A. Sports Scene Productions

Noe Ramirez, L.A. Angels, Returns Home  To Conduct A Clinic For Our Community

Attention All Parents, Angel fans, and Community Members: Please take a moment to read the flier and take advantage of this great opportunity to bring your child, nephew, or grand child to this Saturday’s special Baseball Clinic 2018 sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Ramona Gardens (formerly the Ramona Gardens Recreation Center) and featuring Major League Pitcher, Noe Ramirez & Friends. Space is limited so sign up today. Noe is a native son of Ramona Gardens who was drafted out of Cal St. Fullerton by the Boston Red Sox. Last season he was traded to the L.A. Angels and we look forward to following his career as a strong contributor to the Angels’ 2018 season.

Annual High School Fundraiser Coming Soon

The Roosevelt High School Alumni organization is now gearing up for their annual big fundraiser to assist the Varsity baseball program. The flier, (shown below), contains a lot of information that includes the details of how you can easily make your tax deductible contribution. We encourage all Roosevelt Rough Rider alumni and their families to support Head Coach Ray Ruiz with this much-anticipated event. Whether you are local businessperson or a member of our great Boyle Hts. and East L.A. communities your kind much-needed contributions will go towards the team’s travel to competitive pre-season tournaments, and the purchase of first-class equipment, just to name a few items on Coach Ruiz’s wish list. Any amount contributed is a significant gesture. Please look at your finances closely, and if you are thinking of making a donation, then we humbly ask that you do so today.

L.A. Marathon Now Accepting Registrations 

Registrations are now being taken for the City of Angels 33rd  Marathon, slated to take place on Sunday, March 18th. For more details click here. It continues to be billed as the Marathon that runners start at the stadium and finish at the sea. From veterans to newbies, this is the Mt. Everest of runs. Are you up to the challenge? If so, please take some time to browse the website that is loaded with tons of great information. Hope you’ve made this a New Year’s resolution. Good luck to all participants. 


 UYFL-East L.A. Chapter Still Accepting Sign-Ups 

The East L.A. Chapter of the Urban Youth Football League (UYFL) and Coordinator/Coach Cesar Trillo are back on their field of dreams and they’re inviting our communities in the Greater East L.A. area to come out and take a look first-hand at how they can enroll their son and/or daughter into the ranks. They practice each Tuesday and Thursday at Salesian HS, starting at 6 pm. They also squeeze in an extra day on Saturday from 9 am – 12 noon at Stevenson Middle School. To learn more about the program, we encourage you to click here. You can reach out to Coach Trillo at his email: coachcesar.t@gmail for more information. Sign-ups are now being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents, uncles, aunts, and adult cousins—don’t be left out if you have a young loved one who is interested in playing tackle football. Coach Trillo, a native son of Boyle Heights, is a former varsity football letterman and football coach at Roosevelt HS and he was also a member of ELAC’s coaching staff in 2011.

 Ongoing Events

Every Wed. of the Month – Boyle Heights Bridge Runners & Amigas Who Run

Just know that there’s always an open invitation to join this unique group of community members who gather each and every

Wednesday night at 7:45 pm in the famous landmark of East L.A. located in Boyle Heights, Mariachi Plaza. There is absolutely NO cost to join in this healthy and socially stimulating weekly event. To

The East L.A. Youth Basketball Club Continues With 2018 Registrations

Parents can still register their children to improve their game and practice skills with the East L.A Basketball ClubThis community non-profit organization is directed by former Garfield basketball player and alum, George Contreras. New Fall sign-ups are now being taken for their weekly practice and work-out schedule. See more details below.

The Club offers a year round Co-Ed program, for ages 5-15. The program is designed to introduce the game of basketball to beginners, and the continuous development for intermediate and advanced levels. It focuses on teaching and developing basic fundamental skills, having fun, learning the values of being part of a team, displaying good sportsmanship, competition and advanced training to enhance the skills of each player and to help them reach their fullest potential with the goal and vision of having players ready to play at the high school level. Parents, bring your boy or girl to the Club at Garfield High School and have them join the fun, the learning, the coaching, and the all-around development as a player. 

Where: Garfield High School, 5101 E. 6th St., Los Angeles CA 90022 (off of Woods Ave.)When: Mondays & Fridays/Time: 6:00–8:00 pm (big gym). Membership Fee is $40 a month. Scholarships are available. Ask to speak with Mr. Contreras for more information on scholarships.

For more info, contact program director, George Contreras (323) 395-1735. To follow the Club, go to their social media pages on Facebook & Instagram@eastlabasketballclub. 

Note From The Editor: To all of our followers who may be in staff positions as recreation directors or sports coordinators at local recreation centers, youth centers, YMCAs, Boys & Girls clubs, public and private schools, or churches, if you would like to have us list your upcoming community sporting and/or fundraising event, please send it to me in an email as a high resolution jpeg attachment with at least two weeks notice of the date of your event. Please list your contact phone number as well. My email address is

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