Woodcraft Rangers Hold Annual Gala

Marcellus Wiley, CEO Chris Johnson and WR Board of Directors
Marcellus Wiley, CEO Chris Johnson and WR Board of Directors

On June 17, Los Angeles’ oldest youth development program, Woodcraft Rangers, held its annual gala in the heart of Little Tokyo at the Japanese American National Museum. Though dignitaries were in attendance, the youth performers from Sunland Elementary and various schools were the stars of the night.

Attendees to the gala enjoyed performances that ranged from an elementary mariachi club and urban dance to drumline musicians and folklorico. This was an evening highlighting the success of Woodcraft Rangers throughout the districts served.

In attendance were Woodcraft Rangers awardees McFarland USA director Niki Caro, Curacao Stores, Beyond the Bell CyberPatriot and the family of community activist Madeline Goodwin among other special guests and alum.

A silent auction was also held with multiple autographed and original items from mixed martial artist, actress and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey.

Disney's Director Niki Caro and ESPN's Marcellus Wiley
Disney’s Director Niki Caro and ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley

The gala served as a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the inner city youth of Los Angeles to help fund Woodcraft Ranger’s NVISION.

Woodcraft Rangers CEO Chris Johnson said, “It was very humbling how the community, alumni, and partners came together to celebrate and support Woodcraft Rangers in our mission.”

Woodcraft Rangers continue to serve the youth in the Los Angeles area and add to the 1.1 million lives they have impacted since inception.

For further information contact, (213) 249-9293 or woodcraft@woodcraftrangers.org. To learn more about Woodcraft Rangers go to www.woodcraftrangers.org.

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