Cougar stadium turned purple

by Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer 533 views0

COC Cougar Stadium was once again the home for the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley 2nd annual Purple Walk Of Strength 5K.

The event shortly kicked of after nine o’clock Saturday morning where a number of people turned out to this charitable event to help raise awareness and funds about domestic violence in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“Domestic violence is everywhere,” said Linda Daives Executive Director of Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. “We want women to know where they can come where their voice can be heard.”

The 5K route for the event was modified around COC and through cross country course where the participants were in stored for a purple surprise.

Volunteers were place around the course dowsing the walkers with purple powder that was made of flour from India mixed with corn starch.

Last year the center served 625 women in the Santa Clarita Valley that were experiencing some form of domestic violence.

Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in city of Santa Clarita, Oscar Rogel is a full time student at College Of The Canyons, and has a full time job. Oscar is on his way to being the first in his family to earn his AA degree. He is currently enrolled in the MEA 225 class to continue to improve his skills in all areas to one day work for a Television News or Radio Station. Oscar has some nice experience when it comes to being in front of crowd or being asked to get a job done. From 2004 to 2010 Oscar served in United States Marines Corps where he was a Motarman for his Marine reserve unit and in 2009 deployed overseas to Iraq. In between that time frame Oscar also continued to take classes at C.O.C. and discovering a passion for music learning how to play guitar and bass and being part of a few bands along the way playing a couple of live shows. He has had experience with doing some work with SCVTV and interning at KHTS radio. In the end Oscar Rogel brings discipline, patience, a hard work ethic, and a eagerness to learn more to improve his skills.

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