Port of Long Beach Awards Sponsorships

About 141 sponsorships totaling $409,430 were have been awarded by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for the promotion of arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation, the port has announced.

Among the events being funded include the Puente Latino Association’s Dia De Los Muertos Cultural Event, Southern California Brass Consortium’s Front Lawn Concerts and Orange County Coastkeeper’s Native Oyster Restoration in Alamitos Bay.

“It’s rewarding to see nonprofit organizations find creative ways to serve the community, especially during this historic health crisis,” said port Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We are proud to be able to support them during this time as we continue to work towards a year of recovery.”

For 14 years, the port has given out over $10 million through the sponsorship program, which was created to support local groups that promote Long Beach and help the port promote its programs to the community.

“These nonprofit organizations, despite the pandemic, are carrying out important work to help our city flourish,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna. “We are pleased that the port is able to support their missions, while also sharing information that allows the public to better understand the Port of Long Beach and its operations.”

By Pacific Maritime