Carico Johnson Toomey Attends 2017 Westcoast Sports Associates Dinner Gala Honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles: Attorneys from the law firm of Carico Johnson Toomey LLP attended this years Westcoast Sports Awards dinner honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabar as the Roy Firestone award recipient.
Roy Firestone Award Winner
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.
A Volunteer Organization
WSA’s leadership team 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.
Youth sports programs administered by WSA’s distinguished grant recipients provide safe facilities for young people to call their own, offer sports activities that influence healthy habits, and introduce participants to coaches and volunteers that become positive role models and life-long mentors.
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