On Friday, June 17th, Local 63 attended the 17th Annual ILWU-PMA Fundraising Luncheon for the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs luncheon. This event now raises over $100,000 to support the Clubs and the community’s children, including the after school programs, meal programs, and College Bound program, among others.
This year’s luncheon announced Nick Velasquez as “Youth of the Year.” Nick grew up in Wilmington under very difficult circumstances. Nick found tons of support at the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs and he testified as to that support being critical to his success in academics and in life. As a College Bound participant, Nick has now been accepted to Columbia University in New York. Congratulations Nick!