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Keep South Bay Divas in San Pedro

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As one of the largest established youth programs in the South Bay, we at South Bay Divas provide a positive learning atmosphere for local children on a weekly basis. Established in 2011 as a cheerleading and tumbling facility, we pride ourselves in our local community involvement and our ability to represent San Pedro and the South Bay at large.

Throughout the years, we have consistently added to our SBD family. This past summer 2018, we tripled our competitive program's size by taking over two collapsing programs; One led to opening our second location in Upland, CA, and the other was another local cheerleading gym, Diamond Allstars, who closed their doors in June 2018. When we at South Bay Divas received the information that Diamond Allstars were shutting their doors, we found it to be our obligation to provide a new home for those athletes and families by any means necessary. We have welcomed their families with unconditional support and open arms to continue pursuing their passion in a local and supportive environment for extracurricular activities.

In order to accommodate this growth at our San Pedro location, we were required to move from our 3,000 sq. ft. facility to a 10,000 sq. ft. facility. 750 W. Basin Street is the only building currently in San Pedro that will allow us to properly train 200+ athletes that attend our gym on a weekly basis.

Unfortunately, the neighboring homes do not want SBD to remain at this location due to noise from within the gym and parking lot amongst the children and their families. If we are able to stay at 750 W. Basin Street, we are going to continue working towards the appropriate measures to decrease the sound emitted from the building, and implement policies to decrease parking lot noise, as we have done in the past.

Over the last 8 years, SBD has become a favorite for families in the South Bay to bring their children. Our families consider us to be their home away from home as well as a positive outlet for their children. By staying in San Pedro, we would not only be able to continue providing a safe environment for local children, but also allow these families access to an environment where their children can blossom and develop a passion for a sport that is our entire world. San Pedro is our roots, and we hope you all see the importance it has to our athletes, families, and program.

By signing this petition, you support and encourage South Bay Divas to remain at 750 W. Basin Street in San Pedro, CA.

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