Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Industry Station, Youth Activities League
The City of Industry has a long history of providing support to youth programs in surrounding communities through the Industry Station Youth Activities League (YAL). The YAL started in 1991 as a collaborative effort with the city and local businesses to counteract the negative forces of gangs and drugs. In addition to providing programs to positively influence at-risk youth, the Sheriff's Industry Station YAL also serves over 2,500 local youth through programs such as football, basketball, soccer, scuba, martial arts, summer camps and educational field trips - at no cost to participating youth or their families. The program has been extremely successful at providing experiences to local youth that may not have been within their reach, and also to developing relationships between local youth and the deputies that patrol their communities.
Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo
The annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo is in its 32nd year of providing families the thrills that come with such a performance. The Rodeo draws professional world champions from all over the U.S. to participate in a wide range of acts that include: Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Freestyle Motocross and Bull Jumping. Additional entertainment includes a petting zoo, food, purveyors of western wear and much more!
The rodeo is supported by the civic and private sectors, drawing participation from the entire community. The City of Industry is a major sponsor, along with school districts, Industry Sheriff’s Department and local service organizations.
The City of Industry and the Industry Manufacturers Council are proud supporters of this annual event and the Community Kids Day event that precedes it. Community Kids Day is a one-day event on the Friday of Rodeo weekend, which provides free admission for teachers and youth from grades 3-5 from over a dozen regional school districts including Hacienda La Puente Unified, Walnut Valley Unified, Bassett Unified, and Rowland Heights Unified.
Since the inception of the Charity Rodeo, The Gabriel Foundation, which presents this event as its main fundraiser, has contributed over $2.3 million to various local organizations dealing directly with disadvantaged, physically abused, handicapped and emotionally disturbed youth.
This years Rodeo will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017 and Sunday, September 24, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.industryhillsprorodeo.org or by calling the Rodeo Office 626.961.6892.
At the City of Industry, we understand that issues like public safety, parks and open space, youth programs, and veterans programs are critical to building community - and that our community extends beyond our borders to the residents of surrounding communities that are employed by firms that operate in the City of Industry. That is why we are committed to investing in programs that will improve quality of life in the City of Industry as well as in surrounding communities. Explore the programs below to learn more about some of the City of Industry's commitments to the region.
LA County Sheriff's Department Autism Awareness and Mental Health Training
The City of Industry has funded a series of training seminars in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Industry Station on recommended response measures when encountering autism related issues in the field. This training program is unique to the Industry station, and has been attended not only by Sheriff's officers, but also by local school district officers and the CHP. In Fiscal Year 2017-2018, the City is committed to continuing these training sessions, and also supporting the establishment of a mental health incident rapid response team at the City of Industry Sheriff's station that will respond to critical incidents and provide support to the eastern San Gabriel Valley.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1944 Improvements
The Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis, former Los Angles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and the City of Industry came together to provide much-needed funding for roof and parking lot repairs to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post. Prior to this commitment from the City and County, the VFW Post 1944 had been operating with an approximately 30 year old roof and a damaged parking lot.
Independence Day Celebration
The City of Industry is a proud annual supporter of the Independence Day Celebration, held in partnership with the City of La Puente. In 2017, the City of Industry donated $40,000 for the event and also provided support and volunteer staffing. The Independence Day Celebration is a free event that brings approximately 20,000 spectators to La Puente Park every year.