â€œHandball is a pride sport. Itâ€™s not about winning money, itâ€™s about pride. It takes the skills of a boxer and the mind of a chess player to win.â€ In the barrio, sometimes pride is just as important as money. ~ United States Handball Association national champion Elias Barajas
Pride is more important than money, other wise we wouldn’t be here, but that’s just me. I was sent this info to pass along and post via Chuy 90023 and a friend of his who sent me the info. Thanks guys 🙂 This weekend, as if there wasn’t enough things to do already, the Maravilla Handball Court will be holding a co-ed youth tournament this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the info: The first-ever co-ed handball tournament for youth at the historic Maravilla Handball Court, the oldest handball court in East Los Angeles. The court was built brick-by-brick by East L.A. residents in 1923 and reflects the rich layers of history common in Los Angeles. The Old Timersâ€”former members and veteranos of the Maravilla Handball Club, which was once open to men onlyâ€”will attend the tournament to mentor and train a new generation of handball players. The junior singles tournament has four divisions: ages 17 and under, 15 and under, 13 and under, and 11 and under.
Maravilla Handball Court Sat & Sun December 19 and 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
501 N. Mednik Avenue (between Hammel and Dozier)
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Free for spectators, $4 entry fee for participants with proceeds going to the Maravilla Historical Society
For more info and some of the history of the handball courts, click here.