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LMU’s Mascot Entertains Independence Day Crowd


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July 2010n and members of the Westchester lacrosse league strutted their American pride down Loyola Boulevard in the 11th annual Westchester Fourth of July parade. The theme of the parade was “Songs of America.”

“Participating in the parade is one of the many ways in which the university demonstrates its involvement in the celebration of Westchester and Playa del Rey,” said Clarence Griffin, director of community and government relations at Loyola Marymount University. “We’re a proud member of this community and look forward to continuing that relationship as the university moves forward with our 20-year Master Plan.”

Several LMU lacrosse players volunteer as coaches in the Westchester league and have led teams to championships in all divisions of the West Los Angeles region. More than 50 parade entries, including local businesses, community groups, Olympians, musicians and dancers, participated in Sunday’s event, which was organized by the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This year’s parade brought out the very best that our community has to offer. In a large metropolitan city like Los Angeles, true hometown events are rare and we hope that all the participants were able to embrace this strong, omnipresent sense of community,” said Rachel-Ann Levy, membership and communications coordinator of the chamber branch.