About this Event
Be in the room to Celebrate 50+ Years of OWACA service to the community and Honoring Community Heroes.
About OWACA "To Christ through Sports"
Our earliest program began in the late 1950’s. As organized by the Los Angeles Council of Churches, the Church Welfare Bureau operated a Wilshire Adams Basketball League. At that time, the program was assisted by the Protestant Community Services staff. OWACA spun out as an independently operated program in 1980. Programs conducted by OWACA since that beginning have been coed basketball, volleyball, and primarily basketball. Typically teams included all boys, however, there was an occasional girl included on some teams. Up until the COVID-19 pandemic each year a basketball league was conducted with participants between the ages of 14 and 18. In 2022 a one-day basketball tournament was held at Trinity Baptist Church. We are now developing a basketball league for younger participants.
"To Christ through Sports"
Trusse Norris, Chairman OWACA, former NFLTrusse is currently the Chairman of the board for Organization of West Adams Christian Athletes (OWACA) serving the community for over fifty years. OWACA has impacted thousands of young people and families in the community. He is also a former professional football player who played with the Los Angeles Chargers. He played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Treasure Owens, MBA
Author, Founder, Financial Coach and Real Estate Development. POWERS Network Inc.As a native of Los Angeles, I have always believed that if you want to see a change in the world, you have to be the change yourself. This is why I have always been interested in helping others achieve their dreams and visions.
Rev. Dr. Ken Walden, PH.D., Senior Pastor, Holman UMCWalden was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Saint George, South Carolina. At an early age he served in leadership positions within various organizations such as the Junior Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Boy Scouts of America, and congregations.
Additonal Honorees announced October 28, 2023
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, United States
USD 0.00 to USD 10000.00