August 2006

Chris Davis/Marjorie Wass (805) 687-3322

The Peoples’ All Star Sports Day:

Come see the stars shine!

Santa Maria, CA August 10, 2006—On Sunday, August 13, from 2 -6 pm children from Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s rental complex River View Townhomes will play against the children from Los Adobes de Maria in a special sports tournament called The Peoples’ All Star Sports Day. The games will take place at Los Adobes de Maria in Santa Maria. Children get points for every minute of exercise, and the complex with the most points at the end of the day will be awarded a large trophy called the Peoples’ All Star Cup. There will be four activities for the children:

1. A soccer game on the large field at Los Adobes de Maria
2. Jump ropes
3. A volleyball game with 4 square courts
4. Field events on the large field when the soccer game is finished including three-legged races and relays

As part of a grant from the California Endowment’s Local Opportunities Fund, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing has developed “Sano Para La Vida” (Fit for Life), a program on obesity prevention for low-income children who reside at Los Adobes de Maria and River View Townhomes. The Peoples’ All Star Sports Day is a fun and exciting part of “Sano Para la Vida.”

WHO: The children at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing rental complexes, Los Adobes de Maria and River Townhomes

WHAT: The Peoples’ All Star Sports Day

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, from 2 pm to 6 pm, BEST PHOTO OP: 3 -5 pm

WHERE: Los Adobes de Maria, 1026 W. Boone St., Santa Maria

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with 36 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households. With over 1000 self-help homes completed and over 1200 rental units owned and managed, PSHH continues to strengthen its reputation and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community developer on the Central Coast. PSHH is committed to developing vibrant neighborhoods, building attractive, high quality housing and to providing innovative community services, so their residents have every possible opportunity to succeed in life. www.pshhc.org.