Through the Special Event Sponsorship Program, Mayor Pro Tem Villegas has sponsored various events in Santa Ana. Recipients of these funds include the following:
Orange County Pride
The annual Orange County Pride Parade and Festival create's a community for LGBTQ people through education, advocacy, and celebration. This even brings more than 20,000 people to Downtown Santa Ana.
Orange County Fire Explorers
The OCFA Fire Explorers is a great opportunity for the youth of Santa Ana to see first hand the work of a firefighter. The program promotes youth engagement and mentoring.
Salvation Army: Santa Ana Chapter
Santa Ana's local Salvation Army chapter hosts a summer soccer camp for local youth. Through the partnership with the Hugo Sanchez UST Foundation, kids developed their skills not only in soccer, but through character building.
Segerstrom High School's Annual Car Show Fundraiser
The Segerstrom Car Show raised money to promote student success in school. The funds provide students with scholarships to attend college.
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.
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.
For more information about submitting a donation request, please visit Special Events Page.