Westcoast Sports Associates 2017 Dinner Gala Honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Carico Johnson Toomey attends the 2017 Westcoast Sports Associates Dinner 2017 Gala honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles: The WSA’s 22nd installment of the Roy Firestone Award, the organization honored Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
WSA could not be more excited to partner with the UCLA Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers legend. Abdul-Jabbar won three consecutive NCAA Championships in ’67, ’68, and ’69, while being recognized a record three times as MVP. He went on to win six NBA Championships in ’71, ’80, ’82, ’85, ’87, and ’88 while earning six MVP award honors. Since his basketball career, Kareem has accomplished as much as any former athlete and was recently awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama last year.
Westcoast Sports Associates – A Volunteer Organization
Westcoast Sports Associates is a team that is made up of 70 volunteer members who serve on committees to collectively influence equal opportunities in sports for the children of Greater Los Angeles.
Providing Grant Funding
Since 1995, WSA has allocated $3.5 million in support that has allowed the awarded City of Los Angeles Recreation Centers and nonprofit youth sports administrators to charge affordable program fees and offer hundreds of participation scholarships for children 5-12 years of age.
To Community Partners
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