Mayor Aja Brown and the city of Compton will recognize tennis legends and entrepreneurs Venus and Serena Williams, who will return to the city as honorees at the 2016 Healthy Compton Community Festival Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Transit Center Plaza.
The event will feature free celebrity workouts, sports clinics, health screenings, cooking demos, giveaways and surprise guests. For more information and to register as a participant or a vendor, please visit www.comptoncity.org/2016hrcfestival.asp.
In a joint statement, the Williams sisters said, “We are so excited to return to Compton for Mayor Brown’s Healthy Compton Community Festival. Compton will always be our home, and we can’t wait to spend the day with the community at this inspiring event.”
“The Healthy Compton initiative is an ongoing effort to promote health and wellness in the Compton community,” said Brown. “I’m so excited to be able to welcome back Venus and Serena to Compton for this year’s festival. The Williams sisters are tennis superstars and champions on and off the court. They continue to be role models for millions of young people around the world and they got their start right here in Compton. The Healthy Compton Initiative is all about motivating Compton residents to lead healthier lives and be the best person they can while having fun. This year we have a spectacular event planned with the Williams sisters and other surprise guests.”
Brown’s Healthy Compton Initiative is a community-based comprehensive approach to educating, empowering, and equipping Compton residents to lead healthier lives through the experience of healthy outcomes. Brown, along with a host of health and wellness partners throughout Compton and surrounding communities, is focused on enabling residents to build healthy habits. The Initiative is a result of Brown’s leadership and a grassroots community effort with local residents, business owners and stakeholders working together over the past three years.