Tuesday, May 08, 2007

CongoFest Summer Games’07 in Los Angeles, California

The Congolese Communities of California, in association with ASCO, Inc. (Association Sportive Congolaise), with the support of the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is proud to bring CongoFest Summer Games’07 to Hollywood_California, from Thursday, June 28th to Sunday, July 1st, 2007 at the following venues:

- Lawndale High School Soccer Fields (Soccer Games and Outdoor functions);
- Crowne Plaza Hotel at L.A.X (Diner receptions);
- Hollywood Park Casino (Live Concert and Grand Finale Independence Reception)

The four days festivities, from 06/28/2007 to 07/01/2007, will commemorate simultaneously the 47th Anniversary of the Independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the 7th Annual Congolese Summer Soccer games, regrouping teams from 14 states (U.S) and 2 teams from Canada.
Given the magnitude of this year’s event(3-4,000 anticipated attendees), all contacts have been made with local as well as media from the Congolese diaspora from Canada, England, Belgium, France and D.R Congo to attend, and broadcast the festivities to their respective areas of coverage.
The following activities will provide to our guests and sponsors, we believe, a unique and pleasant experience amongst the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Africa in general:

• Soccer Tournament (Organized by ASCO).
• Fashion Show.
• African Art & Photo Expo.
• Kidz’n Hollywood Entertainment.
• Fundraising Dinner.
• Live performance by Gospel singers.
• Live performance by Leading Congolese Artists.
• Women Health Seminar.
• Grand Finale Dinner Party.
• Congolese Business Expo.
• Taste of Congo ( A daily tasting experience of various cuisine from the Democratic Republic of Congo).

- Lawndale High School Soccer Fields (Soccer Games and Outdoor functions);
- Crowne Plaza Hotel at L.A.X (Diner receptions);
- Hollywood Park Casino (Live Concert and Grand Finale Independence Reception)


We would like your organization to be apart of this Special 3-day Event.


CongoFest Summer Games, now in its 6th year, is a socio-economical and cultural 3-day event during the Summer, organized by ASCO, Inc. in collaboration with Congolese Communities throughout the United States of America, with the main objective to Uplift our Sense of Community and encourage the Congolese Diaspora to Make a Difference and Become Involved in the Reconstruction of our beloved country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As in previous years, the festivities will coincide with the anniversary of the Independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo (47th). Though the main attraction during the day remains our much anticipated 6th Annual Congolese Summer Soccer games, opposing approximately 15 teams from 15 cities/ states of the U.S.A., we have also planned a series of activities ranging from children’s activities, fashion show, women’s health seminar, African business forum, gospel concert, a taste of Congolese Cuisine, a fundraising dinner for the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation as well as live performance concert by a list of local African artists.


Given the magnitude of this year’s event (more or less than 2,500 anticipated attendees), we believe MoneyGram International, Inc. and other organizations can certainly use the exposure, and take advantage of this opportunity to present its line of products to the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and ultimately increase its brand awareness among Congolese and other African guests sending money home on a daily basis. Additionally, we will create a souvenir brochure highlighting the memorable moments of CongoFest_Summer Games’07.

For the Congolese Communities of California (Home of CongoFest Summer Games’07) and ASCO, Inc,

Jules Boyele (President of CCSC)
Hughes Efole (Project Director)
Serge Kabeya (Treasurer)
Dennis Somanza (Public Relations)
Ben Mandela (Public Relations)

CongoFest Comes to Hollywood_Summer’07

2 comments:

veronique said...

How do we get in touch with organizers? I would like to come and promote my business.

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Martin said...

Hello,

My name is Marin, I'm part of the organizing commitee of the festivities In Los Angeles.
Just read your post on Congo Global action. Unless you have done so already, Can you please liaise with Hugues our Project Manager 310 428 8039 or via email hefole@moneygram.com

Thanks for your interest in Congofest

Martin