Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Long Beach Sponsors the Arts

By Karen Robes Meeks

About 124 organizations geared toward artistic, civic and educational endeavors have received a financial boost this week from the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners when it recently approved $353,850 in sponsorships.

Among the recipients were organizations behind Pow! Wow! Long Beach – the annual citywide mural project, Meals on Wheels of Long Beach’s 5K Run, Walk and Roll, the United Cambodian Community’s Heart of Long Beach Summer Health Fair, and WomenShelter of Long Beach’s Domestic Violence Awareness.

“Our community sponsorship program allows us to support diverse groups and events in the city,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “The program highlights the Port’s dedication to social responsibility and helps to spread the word on our positive economic impact on the city and region.”

So far, the port has awarded $794,500 to 251 groups for this fiscal year, which ends on September 30.