City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Our Special Olympics athletes and volunteers are eagerly awaiting the World Games and we are thrilled to have Toyota promoting employee volunteerism efforts for this incredible event!

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Toyota announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles in 2015.

World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN recently gathered to celebrate the new sponsorship. Taking place in Los Angeles beginning July 25 through August 2nd 2015. Toyota’s participation in the Games includes the use of 400 vehicles by LA2015, the organizing committee for the Special Olympics World Games, in addition to dealer involvement across the U.S. promoting its employee volunteerism efforts. While this marks Toyota’s first time sponsoring the World Games, the company has built a 28-year-long relationship with the Special Olympics movement in Southern California.

With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports-and-humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in…

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who made this event great, including our friends at Focal Point on Aging and the Southern California Live Steamers!

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Last week marked the 10th annual Rock Around the Block celebration put on by the Torrance Historical Society and Museum.

The 1950s-style family summer event brought out hundreds to Downtown Torrance’s Post Avenue where the streets were blocked off and families came out in droves to celebrate the All-America City Award given to Torrance back in 1956.  The annual event included a classic car show, hula hoop, pie eating and bubble gum blowing contests, face painting, cake walk and live performances by the Torrance Torrelles, an acapella group who sang a variety of 50′s and 60′s hit songs.  The South Bay Strummers, a group of ukulele players also entertained guests while enjoying dinner from the In-N-Out burger wagon.

You can watch the full coverage on the upcoming episode of Spotlight Torrance on Torrance CitiCABLE.

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Here’s a great opportunity to make a difference!

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With Summer in full swing, there is a shortage that traditionally takes place this time of year and officials are asking for your help.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is looking for blood donors with type O positive and O negative blood. Due to workplaces, schools and colleges being out on vacation, there are less blood drives taking place. As a result, the hospital has 50% less blood than what they normally have. Blood is needed for children with severe sickle cell disease who receive transfusions every month. According to the hospital, patients treated for cancer, premature infants and children having heart surgery also need blood and platelets from donors of all types, especially type O. The only blood type that can be safely used in premature babies and infants younger than 4 months.

The Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is open this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from…

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Join in the fun tonight!

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This Thursday the Torrance Historical Society will be hosting their 10th Annual Rock Around The Block Event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The 1950′s style family fun event is to celebrate Torrance’s All America City award will feature vintage cars on display, an In-N-Out burger wagon, a photo booth, sweet treats as well as a bubble gum blowing and pie eating contests. The event takes place in front of the Torrance Historical Society and Museum at 1345 Post Avenue. This is a free event you won’t want to miss.

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Here’s a great example of someone who embodies the spirit of volunteerism in Torrance!

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A local teen recently received top honors on his own.

Kyle Nishimura, a Junior at South High School earned the highest award given by the Boy Scouts of America. A member of troop 586, Nishimura is only 1 of about 5% of all Boy Scouts who earn the Eagle Scout Award. Thanks to his efforts, the Torrance Animal Control Center at Wilson Park benefited with a revamp of their structure including new paint, cleaning of the facilities and the addition of 2 signs to increase visibility and awareness. More than 180 hours by troop members and community volunteers were needed to complete the Eagle project. Nishimura is a member of the South High varsity track team and Kiwanis service club. He is also a camp counselor for Camp Escapades through the Pediatric Therapy Network. This summer he will represent Torrance as a student ambassador through the Torrance Sister City Association…

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The City of Torrance Volunteer Program wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

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Our sincere condolences go out to the Zamperini family as we reflect on Louis Zamperini’s inspirational life.

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