Assemblymember Dababneh Joins Valley Village at LA Dodgers Game

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dababneh with Valley Village

LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills) attended yesterday’s Los Angeles Dodgers game with residents of Valley Village, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, fostering, developing and advancing the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.

“I am pleased to be part of providing the members of the Valley Village community with such a great experience and seeing the overwhelming joy from everyone at yesterday’s game,” stated Assemblymember Dababneh. “Valley Village is such a unique concept, and through my years of partnering with them I have come to admire the unmatched standard of care they provide for the remarkable individuals participating in their programs. I want to thank the LA Dodgers for embracing this idea last year and for providing this invaluable experience yet again this year.”

Nearly 200 Valley Village members attended the September 10th game between the LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Dodgers donated game tickets which provided the organization with the opportunity to bring their residents and day program clients to the game.

“Yesterday was an incredible gift and wonderful experience for the Valley Village community. Our residents and day program clients were thrilled  to have something so special to look forward to after the awesome time everyone had last year,” remarked Jim Murray, a Valley Village care provider for over 30 years. “We thank Assemblymember Dababneh for helping establish and facilitate this ongoing tradition, along with the generosity of the Dodgers to continue this great opportunity for our unique and beautiful people.”

Since 1971, Valley Village has been a leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all people with developmental disabilities in the San Fernando Valley. With over 45 years of proven successes, their hallmark approach to a continuum of care for adults with developmental challenges continues to be an effective model for providing dignity, respect, and personal empowerment. Renowned throughout southern California for its dedicated staff, programming, and around-the-clock care, Valley Village serves over 400 men and woman with disabilities as a leader in the fostering, development, and advancement of rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.