Lions To Participate in LA's Coastal Cleanup

Sept. 16, 2004

Los Angeles, Calif. - Loyola Marymount women's tennis will kick-off the 2004 campaign a little differently this season. The Lions will head to the beach this Saturday, September 18, to volunteer for the 20th annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

LMU women's tennis will join the more than 9,000 volunteers from Los Angeles County who come together to pick up over 63,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from the area beaches and waterways. Included in the group of over 9,000 volunteers will be fellow Lions, as LMU's Asian Pacific Students Services (APSS) will also send a group of participants.

The women's tennis team chose to be a part of the Coastal Cleanup Day after participating closely with the local community this summer during the LMU tennis summer camps. "We are coming off a summer of great involvement with the children of the community through our summer camp," Head Coach Jamie Sanchez said. "We were looking for a way to continue to connect with the local community and with other LMU groups as well. Participating in Coastal Cleanup Day with APSS in local Playa del Rey is the perfect opportunity for us."

The Coastal Cleanup Day began in 1985 and has grown into a large annual event. Heal the Bay and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors serve as the Los Angeles County coordinators for the day, recruiting volunteers to cleanup over 50 sites along the Santa Monica Bay and along inland creeks and waterways.

The Lions begin competition in the 2004 fall season October 2-4 at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Prequalifying rounds at UCLA.





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