Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted a Girls Sports Clinic in honor Title IX Day. Today marked the 43rd Anniversary of the bill’s passage.
Mayor Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland spoke to the girls about the importance of Title IX, the advances women have made because of this legislation and resources that the City of Los Angeles makes available to them, through the Department of Recreation and Parks, in the world of sports and recreation.
The sports clinic featured circuit stops where groups of girls learned self-defense, basketball training, golf putting, soccer drills, softball stances, and stretching techniques. Alana Beard, from the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, joined the event and spoke to the girls about her start in sports and pushing through adversity.
Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and the Getty House Board of Directors convened partners from across the City, including small businesses, Neighborhood Councils, corporate leaders, and local nonprofits to discuss the historic drought and L.A.’s challenge to transform itself to secure a more sustainable future.
The Mayor and special guests discussed his executive directive (issued last fall) asking for a 20% reduction in water use by 2017, the recently released Sustainability City pLAn and the launch of the Save the Drop water conservation awareness campaign. At this event, 2 new PSAs were debuted, narrated by Steve Carrell, Jamie Camil and scored by Moby. They encourage residents to take small steps everyday to curb their water use. To watch the PSAs visit:
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Moby, Musician and Activist
Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board
Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles
Miguel Luna, Executive Director of Urban Semillas
Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted the 2nd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Getty House. Leaders from all faiths gathered to celebrate this national holiday and offer blessings and prayers to the residents of the City of Los Angeles.