Good Friday Breakfast


Keynote Speaker

Legendary Seven-Time National Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics Coach

Valorie Kondos Field is the recently retired head coach of the seven-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional and 18-time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team. Inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, the four-time “National Coach of the Year” was also named “West Region Coach” of the Year and Pac 12 “Coach of the Century” for her solid track record as a preeminent coach.

Affectionately known by her gymnasts as “Miss Val,” her reputation is only one reason that 46 former US national team members came through her program and why half of the last two Olympic teams committed to UCLA. Valorie’s coaching success can be attributed to her extraordinary leadership and mentorship of young student-athletes, and the way in which she used gymnastics as an avenue through which to teach valuable life lessons, while encouraging individuality and joy. Something Valorie learned from the late John Wooden, the legendary and most successful collegiate basketball coach of all time, who was one of her biggest inspirations, as well as a close mentor and friend.

As a recent breast cancer survivor, Valorie’s positive outlook and hope-filled message is impactful. She empowered her athletes to use their voices, to celebrate themselves, and to enjoy the elite sport that has damaged so many in the past. She also shared her motivating and inspirational messages with the world, with her book, “ LIFE IS SHORT, DON’T WAIT TO DANCE…,” expounding on her life philosophy: “Don’t wait to see what life is going to hand you, take control of your life and design ~ choreograph it exactly how you want it to turn out.”

Join us on Good Friday to hear “Miss Val” share her personal message of joy in faith.

  • Limited seating
  • Make reservations by March 26, 2020
  • Complimentary Parking

Additional Program Presenters: Dr. Noel Hacegaba Master of Ceremonies, Alfredo Velasco welcome, Kevin Peterson Chairman's message, Curt Kurtz invocation, Arline Walter reading of the scripture, Reverend Dr. Phyllis Hayes Reams speaker introduction,  Henry Walker benediction, Pacific Standard Time of CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory of Music musical selection. 



Dr. Mike & Arline Walter




Josh Axel and Allen Mellow