The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control program, along with special guests Danny Trejo, Mia St. John and A&E TV interventionist Candy Finnigan invite the community to celebrate recovery from alcohol and drugs during an Olympic-style event on May 30, 2015, at the Los Angeles Harbor Community College. For over 40 years the Al-Impics have brought together the largest constituent-driven recovery event in Los Angeles County to promote health and wellness through competitive sports. This year's theme "Traveling the Road of Recovery" is a reminder of the journey and commitment to healthy living.
"I encourage everyone to join us at the 2015 Al-Impics to see and hear inspirational speakers, entertainment, competitive sports, share a family fun day, and celebrate wellness and sobriety with individuals from treatment agencies and communities in Los Angeles County," said Wesley L. Ford, MA, MPH, Director of the County's Substance Abuse Prevention and Control program. "Bring your loved ones to cheer on and support your hometown 'athletes' who are now making healthier choices and successfully overcoming some of life's most difficult challenges."
WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:30 a.m. ÔÇô Spectacular opening ceremonies.
Photo opportunities. Entertainment by the Mary Lind Choir and Sistahs Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
WHERE: Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744
WHO: Actor Danny Trejo, professional boxer Mia St. John and Candy Finnigan of the TV show "Intervention" will lead the colorful parade that will kick-off the event. Men, women, teenagers and disabled recovering individuals, alumni and/or family members in treatment programs throughout Southern California will compete in track & field events, prevention activities and a variety of social and recreational activities.
WHAT: Competitive track & field, including 50-yard dash, 440-yard run, 100-yard dash, long jump, and 440-yard relays. Other events include all day activities for children and teens, entertainment, volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, weightlifting, table tennis, and social games for all age groups.
SPONSORED BY: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control; California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives, Inc.; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Special Service for Groups.