Post-Periodical, W. San Fernando Valley
July 6 2014

Armenian-American Festival Begins Today at Birmingham

By Post-Periodical on July 2, 2014.


The 39th Homenetmen Navasartian Games & Festival begins today at
Birmingham Community Charter High School in Lake Balboa.

Approximately 3,200 Armenian-American athletes from 18 chapters of the
Homenetmen Western U.S. Region participated in an eight-week
Olympics-style tournament which culminates with this week's final
events and festival. The festival was launched in East Los Angeles in
1975 and has become one of the largest community events for
Armenian-Americans.

During the day, athletes will compete in a variety of sports,
including basketball, soccer, volleyball, table tennis, track and
field and swimming.

The festival includes live entertainment Wednesday through Friday from
7 p.m. until midnight. There will be a carnival with games and rides
for kids from 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 2:30 to 7:30
p.m. on Saturday.

Closing ceremonies will take place Saturday afternoon and evening with
a parade of athletes and scouts, the distribution of championship
trophies and a fireworks show.

Regular admission tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children. A
$2 discount is available for purchasing online.

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