Kingdom Day Parade Pre Breakfast Launch With Host ABC Anchor Leslie Sykes And VIP’S
The day began with a breakfast, sponsored by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza/Capri Capital Partners, LA Dodgers Alumni & LA Dodgers Foundation, and U.S. Bank, that was attended by the Who’s Who in Los Angeles. Kimberly Goode, SVP, External Affairs, Blue Shield of California who was the presenting sponsor, who introduced, US Congresswoman Maxine Waters that was last year’s Grand Marshal, passed the torch to U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, as she gave a crowd stirring speech.
Other attendees included; Anchor Leslie Sykes, KABC-TV; Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board President & LAUSD Board Member Dr. George McKenna; LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Derrel Thomas & Dennis Powell representing LA Dodgers Alumni & LA Dodgers Foundation, Darrell Brown, Sr. VP, U.S. Bank, Bennett J. Johnson, III, Sr. VP, Capri Capital Partner/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and countless others.
Dr. Adrian Dove, President and CEO, Kingdom Day Parade, said, “We are proud this year to give special honors to four great Californians: Delores Huerta, VP United Farm Workers, that changed the face of organized labor in America; David Eads and Ed Corey at the helm of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game; and Barbara Morrison, legendary founder of the Blues & Jazz Museum with its Harmony Foundation”.
This year, 2018 would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday and is also the 50th Anniversary of his untimely Homegoing. Although he never reached the age of 40, his legacy will live forever. This years’ theme, borrowed from First Lady Michelle Obama is: “When They Go Low, We Go High”.
The Kingdom Day Parade’s community and corporate supporters include; its Presenting Sponsor Blue Shield of California, and other sponsors included; media sponsor KABC-TV/ABC 7, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Denny’s Crenshaw, Covered California, Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles Unified School District, Downtown LA Motors, Felix Chevrolet, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, U.S. Bank, METRO, KNBC 4 Southern California, City of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, County of Los Angeles, 93.5 KDAY, 94.7 The WAVE, 102.3 FM KJLH Radio, REAL 92.3 FM, KPWR Power 106 FM, KTLA 5, LAUSD/Beyond The Bell, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.
To learn more about The KingdomDay Parade visit: website at: www.kingdomdayparade.org