AQUATIC FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES
Contact: Marje Bennetts
AQUATIC FOUNDATION TO HONOR SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS
AND FIVE DISTINGUISHED ATHLETES AT COMMUNITY LUNCHEON
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 8, 2009) – The Aquatic Foundation of Metropolitan Los Angeles (AFMLA) will honor L.A. County Board Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the foundation’s 14th annual “Salute to Champions” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 9 at the Marriott Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 333 S. Figueroa Street.
In addition, five former standout professional athletes and community volunteers will be honored for their contributions to their individual sports and their continuing commitments and contributions to serving the community. ABC/7 News Anchor Marc Brown is Master of Ceremonies for the event.
The honorees include:
Mary Jo Swalley - Southern California Swimming/ USA Swimming
Mike Nyeholt & Ron Orr - Founders, “Swim with Mike” program
Marlin Briscoe - Former NFL Member & Associate Director of Boys & Girls Clubs/ Long Beach
Jim Cleamons - Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach and former NBA Player
The AFMLA is a foundation committed to raising money to promote the physical and mental benefits of swimming to inner-city youth and seniors. Funds are used to assist pool operations in the Second District of Los Angeles and to promote aquatic programs for both youth and seniors.
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