SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilmember Dennis P. Zine, whose District includes the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley, have agreed to chair an Honorary Committee formed in recognition of the Club’s contributions to the community over two decades. “We wanted to create a committee that represented the entire community, which is why we have elected officials, business organizations, and civic leaders in the group.
We’re most appreciative that this prestigious group of individuals is willing to support the Club by lending their names to our 20th anniversary celebration,” said Jan Sobel, the Club’s President/CEO. Members include: David Adelman, Chairman, VICA; Howard L. Berman, Congressmember; Bob Blumenfield, Assemblymember; Bert Boeckmann, Owner, Galpin Motors; Hector Elizondo, Actor; Mitchell Englander, Councilmember, 12th District and Boys & Girls Club Board Member; David Fleming, Esq., Latham and Watkins; Mario Lopez, Actor and National Boys & Girls Club spokesman; Alex Padilla, State Senator; Fran Pavley, State Senator; Lisa Pitney, Vice President, Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company; Brad Sherman, Congressmember; and Ron L. Wood, President and CEO, Valley Economic Alliance.
The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley was founded in 1992 as a response to the local need for safe, healthy, productive activities for youths during non-school hours. There are more than 3,100 members of the Club. Approximately 150 children visit the Main Clubhouse in Canoga Park each day in addition to more than 550 children engaged in after-school activities at the Club’s five school sites: Blythe, Reseda, and Topeka Drive Elementary Schools; Hale Charter Academy; Canoga Park High School; and the affordable housing community of Tierra del Sol. The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is located at 7245 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303. For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley at (818) 610-1054 or visit wvbgc.org.