Through the Special Event Sponsorship Program, Councilmember Penaloza has sponsored various events in Santa Ana. Recipients of these funds include the following:
Summer Night Lights
Summer Night Lights is a free health and wellness program for the community. The event hosts a variety of adult and youth programs.
Orange County Pride
The annual Orange County Pride Parade and Festival creates a community for LGBTQ people through education, advocacy, and celebration. This event brings more than 20,000 people to Downtown Santa Ana.
Santa Ana Business Council's Downtown Threads: Santa Ana In Design Fashion Show
The fashion show in Downtown Santa Ana brings together junior, collegiate, and professional designers. Students had the opportunity to connect with downtown professional designers and learn about the fashion industry.
Segerstrom High School Football Fundraiser
The Segerstrom Jaguars football team conducted their annual fundraiser to support their 2019-2020 season. Funds went to purchasing new equipment, uniforms, and stadium repairs.
Segerstrom High School's Annual Car Show Fundraiser
The Segerstrom Car Show raised money to promote student success in school. The funds were used to provide students with scholarships to attend college.
American Youth Soccer Organization's 2019 AYSO National Games
As the only team and division representing Santa Ana, AYSO 517 competed in the 2019 AYSO National Games in Hawaii.
2019 Women's March with Planned Parenthood of Orange County
On January 19th, diverse communities demonstrated unity and solidarity while marching together for women's rights in Santa Ana.
Additional Sponsorships during Fiscal Year 2019-20
- Wilshire Square Neighborhood Association's annual summer picnic and concert
- Downtown Neighborhood Association's fourth annual International Older Adults Talent Show and Health Fair
- Orange County Heritage Museum's Halloween Celebration
- Downtown Neighborhood Association's Sinatra at the Park
- Helping Hands Santa Ana's November 19, 2019 community event
- Wilshire Square Neighborhood Association's 2019 holiday parade
- Boca de Oro
- Santa Ana Police Athletic and Activity League's summer programs
- Noche de Altares
- Assistance League's Putt and Pull event
For more information about submitting a donation request, please visit Special Events Page.