Watts Bears


Mission: The Watts Bears use sports and mentoring as a vehicle to introduce and reinforce the concept of strong character, positive values, personal responsibility and academic excellence. LAPD coaches stress structure, discipline, team spirit, friendship, and positive competition.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnership has partnered with the Housing Authority to field a team of boys and girls from the Nickerson Gardens, Imperial Courts, and Jordan Downs Public Housing Developments.

Year Founded:  2011

Principals: Officers Swift, Goosby, Thompson and Holliman

Location: Watts, CA

Number of Kids Served: 100

Silver Bullet Grant:  Football Equipment

Charity Group Comments:  “We are so fortunate to be able to be supported by the Water Buffalo Club.  Thank you for your generosity and dedication to helping our kids. It’s important that they meet and spend time with business men; by showing up and caring you expose them to what’s possible, expanding their world beyond their neighborhoods.  Thank you, WBC!”  Coach Z