A call for local businesses and nonprofits to get involved – The City of Costa Mesa united at a Community Fair!

Each basketball tournament team is made up of 1 Cop, 1 Church Leader and 1 Community member. Join us during the tournament for a community fair that includes games for kids, raffles, food, and information about local agencies and activities. Firefighters and police officers will have vehicles on display and will be selling hot-dogs!

The Kids Area will include a Bounce House, Game Truck, Face painting, crafts and more!

Every non-profit and local agency invited to host a booth ($25 fee).

Business Sponsorship starts at $250 (includes booth).

Donations of products, services, gift-cards to be used as raffles and player prizes are welcomed from every local business!

More Information

Interview with the C3 Planning Team – by Crissy Brooks

I had the privilege of sitting down with the planning team for the C3 Basketball Tournament and Community Fair.  C3 is Mika’s longest running tradition, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament where each team is made up of a Cop, Church member and Community representative.  This year the planning team reflects all 3 C’s and there is a lot of excitement for the upcoming community event.

Here are the highlights from my interview with the C3 planning team:

Crissy: What made you want to be on the planning team for C3 and what are you excited about this year?

Corporal Julian Trevino: As community policing officers, it made sense for us to be a part of this event especially since I am assigned to Area 1 where the tournament is being held.  It’s a chance to get to know cops outside the uniform and that benefits the community.  Cops can build relationships and hopefully people will relate to us as real people.  One thing’s for sure.  Someone is definitely going home with a trophy this year!

Pastor Nestor Carcache:  As a pastor, it makes sense for me to serve my community in this way and I serve as the board liaison for the event.  It is going to be a lot of fun with a lot more people, games, food, the fire trucks and a new jersey design.

Jim Schwartz- Church member: This year is going to be bigger with a broader scope.  We are branching out to include all of Costa Mesa by moving the tournament from Shalimar Dr. to the Downtown Recreation Center and having other community organizations involved for the Community Fair.

Mariana Magness- Community representative– It is a chance to connect with people out of your regular circle.  It is an opportunity to give to the community and to receive something back whether that is business contacts, security, or new friendships.  C3 is an opportunity to join forces and build a better and stronger community that reflects a diverse group that we can all be a part of.

We hope to see you there!


Core Facts

  1. EVENT LOCATION: Costa Mesa Downtown Recreation Center – next to Lion’s Park 1860 Anaheim Avenue DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2011 TIME: 11am – 3pm

Relevant Files

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