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Challengers Thanks its Donors, Honors Pete Carroll

On April 15th Corey Dantzler, President and CEO of Challengers, presented Pete Carroll with the Lou Dantzler Community Hero Award, for his dedication and commitment to this community.

“This award was named after my father, Lou Dantzler, whose vision and determination to build a positive place for children of this community and give them the tools to grow into productive members of society is a testament to your being chosen as our 2009 honoree,” says Corey. “Congratulations!”

Just as Lou founded Challengers in 1968 with 12 kids in the back of his pickup truck to make a difference in the lives of the youth in this community who live in a toxic mix of poverty, gangs, failing schools and despair, Pete Carroll went that extra mile in an effort to turn the tide of violence and hopelessness by founding “A Better LA” to tackle the insidious gang problems facing this

A great big thanks to Sergio Dovarro and J’s Lounge and Restaurant for donating a delicious lunch for all our donors to enjoy. Thank you to Robert Macias and Coca Cola for providing all the beverages! Special Thanks to our dedicated board member Lisa Firestone for making this event possible, we truly appreciate all your hard work.