ESP President Joins City of Long Beach in Welcoming the Breakers
(Friday, November 09, 2007. Long Beach, CA)
ESP President Everett Glenn joined Shelly Smith of ESPN, MTV's "Downtown" Julie Brown, Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Doris Topsy-Elvord, and a host of City officials and dignitaries in welcoming the Long Beach Breakers to the City. The reception was part of a Charity Tip-Off Dinner for Miller Children's Hospital and the Outflow Foundation at the Petroleum Club.
The Breakers, the newest entry into the ABA, are coached by 17 year NBA veteran Olden Polynice. The charity event was hosted by former MTV Diva, 'Downtown' Julie Brown and featured the JANE DOE HOUSE which offers a welfare to work program to assist women with children to assimilate into a working and productive society, by offering a live-in rehabilitation home, computer training as well as a Workforce Development Specialist from the City of Long Beach and the State of California.
Miller Children's Hospital has been providing a complete range of primary and specialty care for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults, for more than 30 years. Miller's Children's Hospital is home to one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in California, treating more high-risk infants daily than any other hospital in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. In addition, their Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides comprehensive care for the most serious pediatric cases, many of which come through their new pediatric Emergency Department - one of few in the area that meets special criteria for providing pediatric emergency and trauma care.
The Out Flow Foundation maintains a community-based network and outreach program to assist families, children orphaned, infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and with life threatening illnesses. The foundation is dedicated to meeting the real needs of those in health and economic crisis by offering housing, food, clothing, toys, and toiletries to improve their quality of life.
"To those who have been given much, much is expected," says ESP President Everett Glenn, and the ESP team fully supports the work of the Out Flow Foundation and the wonderful work done each day by the doctors and staff and Miller Children's Hospital.
Photos by Jeff Lewis Photography
ESPN's Shelly Smith and ESP President Everett Glenn share in the festivities during the Breakers' charity kickoff event at the Petroleum Club
Village Treasurer's owner Max Viltz and Breakers Head Coach Olden Polynice
6th District Councilman Dee Andrews, Breakers owner Carl Williams, and ESP's Everett Glenn share a moment at the Miller Children's Hospital event sponsored by the Breakers.