Angel City Sports, a nonprofit adaptive organization based in Los Angeles and defined by its extraordinary athletes, has named M&R’s own Dana Kravetz to its board of directors. His appointment to the board coincided with the recently completed Angel City Games, which took place June 21st through the 24th at UCLA.
The mission of Angel City Sports, founded by Clayton Frech in 2013, is to create sports opportunities for adults, children and veterans with physical differences and impairments and to advance the adaptive sports movement regionally and nationally. Dana will help the organization continue moving the needle forward on both accounts.
According to Dana, “The moment I met Clayton and his amazing son (Ezra, Angel City’s Chief Ambassador and renowned adaptive athlete in his own right), I knew they were both something special. And as I learned more about their organization, I wanted to do whatever I could to spread the word and let anyone who would listen know about athletes like Ezra – who happens to be lightening on the basketball court and on the track – and their need for opportunities and support. Now that I’m on the board, my voice just got a bit louder.”
For his part, Clayton Frech is thrilled to officially welcome Dana to the non-profit. Adds Frech, “This summer has started with a bang, first with our incredibly successful Angel City Games and now with Dana so kindly joining us as a director. He’s one of the city’s most prominent employment lawyers, busy running a top-tier, nationwide firm and already involved in a host of charities and associations, yet willing to bring his talents to the Angel City boardroom. I’m equal parts excited and appreciative, and I can’t wait to see what the future now has in store for us.”
The annual Angel City Games, a Paralympic-style competition, is the organization’s marquee event and features adaptive athletes participating in archery, swimming, track and field, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. M&R sponsored the event this year and had over 35 volunteers participate.