The Angel City Games, presented by The Hartford, aims to build a real community for adaptive athletes and their families in Southern California. It's important to us that you not only have a chance to learn and compete in sports while at the games, but also to make new friends and meet as many new people as possible.
To that end, we’d love for you and your whole family to join us for our annual GREAT GAMES COOKOUT! Held on the field at the Experience Zone, after the Friday Track & Field clinic ends, it's going to be a big picnic style dinner where you can mix and mingle with the other athletes and the friends and family.
The event includes a full dinner with a mix of beverages, plus live entertainment from our Main Stage and other surprises.
Due to capacity at the Experience Zone, there are a limited number of tickets available. So please click the link below to get your tickets in advance. Based on capacity, tickets may not be available at the gate that evening.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21st: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
SUGGESTED DONATION PER TICKET: $20 dollars
Confidence, Empowerment, and Empathy - keywords that encompass Victoria Canal's mission to inspire people to embrace being their authentic selves.
With her playful and passionate spirit, soulful vocals and genuine songwriting style, 20-year-old Canal has easily cradled some of the biggest stages in the U.S. in her hand, including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Apollo, the Kennedy Center, and more. As an independent artist with 100+ national shows under her belt in 2018, Canal has garnered millions of plays across streaming platforms on her debut EP Into The Pull and has this year alone opened for Emily King, Mac Ayres, Lawrence, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, with whom she is currently promoting an anti-gun violence anthem called "The Flower" (if you're looking for a healing tear-jerker, we highly recommend). What's most impressive about Canal is that she's not confined to just gracing the stage. She is also highly respected as a versatile songwriter, producer, diverse model, humanitarian, and speaker who has shaped her own fate - while remaining unsigned. Being born with one arm as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome has informed her life and music, too. By having daily challenges to overcome as a human being and musician, Canal holds on to her humanity and has made it her mission to help people understand that everyone is born differently, whether those differences are seen or not. You're no less than anyone, regardless of how different you may feel. "Since everyone deals with their own battles, it should be humanity's mission to find acceptance and openness in themselves and in each other. To embrace our differences is to know our greatest strengths." To this day, she tours the world as an entirely independent artist.
Damienne Merlina is a multidisciplinary artist - comedy, painting and vocals. She is also a right arm / above the elbow amputee. Damienne has been a paid regular at LA's World Famous Comedy Store since 2003, the first time she was ever on stage there she was seen by the late great Mitzi Shore and made a regular immediately. Damienne is also a painter - and was most recently a reality TV contestant on RuPaul's FRESH PAINT, a body painting show on Netflix. Damienne is passionate about philanthropy and changing the world. She has ridden more than 1,000 miles on her bicycle for the MS, Diabetes & AIDS charities. Perhaps you recognize her voice from Grand Theft Auto 5 or NCAA or Disney's Doc McStuffins?! A woman of many voices.
After a spinal cord injury, Tobias Forrest bounced back with a positive attitude and passion to perform. He was recently in the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Cost of Living" and has starred onstage in "Colossal", "Pyretown" and others. He also had a recurring role on CBS's "Wisdom of the Crowd", recently co-starred on "Good Trouble" and can currently be seen playing "Mac" in the action/comedy "Special Unit." His band, Cityzen has performed at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip for NYE, won first place at Universal Studios Hard Rock Rising's Battle of the Bands and have played several venues and non-profit fundraisers. Tobias is proud to be involved with the Games and hopes to encourage others to pursue their dreams despite any differences, difficulties or disabilities they may have.
Tony Memmel is a singer-songwriter, speaker, and teacher with unique charisma and creativity. Though he was born with one hand, he taught himself to play the guitar by building a special cast that he designed out of Gorilla Tape. He’s toured to 45 of the 50 states and 15 countries, sharing his music and his message of hard work, determination, and resilience. His work ranges from composing symphonies, to writing and arranging music for children, visiting schools, hospitals, and churches, to performing in historic concert venues, and helping people with hand/limb-differences (like his) to develop their own adaptive methods that allow them to make music a part of their lives.
From playing the local bar scene to opening for major acts such as 3 Doors Down, USS, Marianas Trench America and more, David continues to pursue ultimate creativity and passion in his music from slow to upbeat tempos styling pop/rock, indie and still utilizing his unique sound. David released his first full-length album “We Say” while sharing the stage with 3 Doors Down at Artpark summer of 2014. 10 years after his first EP release, Nolf moved to Beverly Hills, CA and released his pop/electronic effort in 2018 titled "Fake It Till You Make it", featuring four new tracks that had been in the works for over two years. After one year of living in Los Angeles David went back to his singer/songwriter and rock roots for his latest EP "If You're Reading This Now". It features four tracks that take you on an emotional journey of his experiences since moving across the country and the struggles that come with that. Love, loss and growth with lyrically fueled images that are sure to give you a view from his perspective.
Muji Karim is a unique and successful entrepreneur. Muji emerged from a crushing, fiery automobile accident, surviving burns, amputation, and a severe head injury, to become an effective inspirational speaker and world-class adaptive athlete. He often includes original spoken word/music pieces as part of his presentations. Muji’s evocative work appeals to audiences of all ages.