PARKS AFTER DARK TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX AND GIRLS IN SPORTS
FREE Girls Sports Clinics in 34
L.A. County Parks ALL Summer Long including Loma Alta Park!
Message from Mari, Loma Alta Park Director, “Park After Dark (PAD) – Loma Alta Park is celebrating Title IX and girls in Sports. We are hosting free of charge Girls Basketball Clinics and Girls Soccer Clinics today 6pm to 8pm ages 6-17. Come one come all and join the fun, no registration required. DJ S. ROD will be here with great music, games, and activities for your enjoyment. JAZZY JAM, For Empowerment 5 Love Languages Cooking Class, URBAN BALLROOM CONSERVATORY DANCE Class.
Thank you, Mari
LOS ANGELES, CA – On Thursday, June 23, 2022, 34 participating Parks After Dark (PAD) parks will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX with a highly anticipated girls’ sports clinic and showcase starting at 6:00 p.m. More than 1,800 girls, ages 5 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn skills and techniques from various sports such as soccer, lacrosse, softball, basketball and cheerleading. Sports will vary at each park.
In 1972, Title IX, the civil rights legislation that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other college sports was passed into law to provide equal opportunity, scholarships and participation for girls in sports. In 2022, the department of Parks and Recreation is striving to offer girls sports County-wide to support the vision of Title IX and aiming for gender equity across all sports programs.
“The department’s goal is to provide a safe space dedicated for girls to play, increase opportunities for women coaches and administrators and to provide a positive experience while participating in sports,” says Regina Bradley, LA County Parks and Recreation Sports Manager.
The department currently offers sport opportunities for girls in flag football, soccer, softball, basketball, lacrosse, cheerleading and volleyball.
Parks After Dark is an award-winning program designed to bring communities together by filling park spaces with family-centered activities that transform local parks into summer safe havens. This summer’s program lineup will feature an array of girls’ sports programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which paved the way to gender equity for girl’s participation in sports.