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Second Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament to Be Held August 18
July 26, 2018

Ladera Sports Center will host its second annual 3-on-3 fundraising basketball tournament on Saturday, August 18 to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The tournament will include youth and adult competitive and recreational games with a double elimination format, games to 20 points or 20 minutes, and a guaranteed minimum of four games. The cost to register a team is $99. All team members, volunteers, and donors who contribute $25 or more will receive a commemorative 3-on-3 t-shirt.

The basketball tournament is part of Ladera Sports Center’s annual campaign to raise funds to support those affected by cancer, including those currently fighting and those facing future diagnoses.

“Last year more than 30 teams participated in the 3-on-3 tournament, and we raised $12,000. This year’s goal is 60 teams and $20,000,” said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Ladera Sports Center. “Thanks to the generosity of the many people who participate, we are able to make a significant contribution to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.”

To register a team, make a donation, or volunteer at the tournament, visit https://www.laderasportscenter.com/3on3-charity-tournament or call 949-325-6080. Contributions are also being accepted in Ladera Sports Center’s All-Star Café.


Three-Time NBA Champion Klay Thompson to Host Basketball Camp at Ladera Sports Center August 6 - 8
June 21, 2018

Ladera Sports Center announced today that three-time NBA champion and four-time NBA All-Star Klay Thompson has selected the state-of-the-art sports facility as the host location of the Klay Thompson Basketball Camp August 6 – 8.

Thompson, a shooting guard with the Golden State Warriors, graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita. In his career with the Warriors, he has won three NBA championship titles, become a four-time NBA All-Star, and was named NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2012. He and teammate Stephen Curry set a record of 484 combined three-pointers in the 2014-2015 season, earning the teammates the title of the Splash Brothers. Thompson also became an Olympic Gold Medalist with the United States national team’s win at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is the son of famed NBA power forward and center Mychal George Thompson, whose career included four years with the Los Angeles Lakers, from 1987 to 1981, where he became a two-time NBA champion.  

“I am excited to have my camp in Orange County, where I went to high school,” said Thompson. “I am looking forward to hanging out with the kids and most importantly, I just want everyone to have fun.”

The three-day Klay Thompson Basketball Camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of eight and 15, regardless of skill level. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and will help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental skills and enhance their abilities at the post, wing or guard position.

“We are proud and honored to host the Klay Thompson Basketball Camp at Ladera Sports Center, where young athletes can grow and refine their skill in a fun, positive environment with all of the equipment they need,” said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Ladera Sports Center. “Our facility is dedicated to providing world-class indoor programs and events as we strive to help athletes become champions, like camp host and NBA all-star Klay Thompson.”

Athletes at the Klay Thompson Basketball Camp will receive tips and hands-on instruction from Thompson and his coaches, including lectures, fundamental basketball skills stations, contests, and scrimmage games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. The camp will be split into eight leagues based on age and talent level, with four teams in each league.

The cost to register is $595 until June 24, $650 from June 25 – July 24, and $750 from July 25 until registration closes. Tuition includes all basketball development instruction, a Klay Thompson Camp t-shirt, camp jersey and shorts, team photo with Klay Thompson, personal autograph, certificate of participation, player evaluation letter, gift bag, medical care and supervision.

For more information, and to register, visit http://klaythompsonbasketballcamp.com/. 


Willis Towers Watson Begins Three-Year Court Sponsorship at Ladera Sports Center
February 6, 2018

Ladera Sports Center announced today that Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has signed a three-year court sponsorship at its 63,000-square-foot facility.

The court sponsorship includes court branding, a 10-foot premium banner located next to the scoreboard, a 15-second, constantly rotating video projected on the facility’s video board, and a declaration announced to all guests of the sports center.

“We are pleased to have Willis Towers Watson, an international firm with a 175-year history of success, as the lead sponsor of Ladera Sports Center,” said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of the facility. “Our sponsorship program provides a mutually beneficial relationship that assists in continued growth of Ladera Sports Center while providing businesses the opportunity to present their brand to more than 650,000 people who attend in excess of 100 events each year.”

Ladera Sports Center has several sponsorship packages available, including building naming rights, court branding, facility signage, video and digital packages, courtside banners and designated display areas. Sponsorship packages are customizable to generate the most return on investment for each individual business.

“Ladera Sports Center is an impressive facility that serves a prominent role in its community,” said Joe Carey, client advocate at Willis Towers Watson. “We are pleased to collaborate with outstanding partners like Ladera Sports Center, which embodies the type of exceptionalism that Willis Towers Watson also strives to achieve.”

Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of athletic competitions, camps and classes, open gym and private training for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, pickleball and more. More than 100 events are held at the facility each year, attended by in excess of 650,000 individuals.


Ladera Sports Center, a multi-sport facility dedicated to providing state-of-the-art indoor programs and events, announced today the start of another season of Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) Volleyball. Play will be held over 13 weekends, beginning this Saturday, November 18 and running through June 17, 2018.

“The Ladera Sports Center team is excited to kick off the new season of the Southern California Volleyball Association that will help so many young athletes develop and broaden their volleyball fundamentals, as well as sharpen their team-player skills,” said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Ladera Sports Center.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the weekend tournaments. Admission is $7 for ages 11 and up, and $5 for children ages 6-10. Children under the age of six are free. Parking will be $15. Specific tournament dates and other information can be found on the Ladera Sports Center web site at www.laderasc.com.

“Our goal at Ladera Sports Center is to provide a great experience for athletes, families and fans.  We had an amazing SCVA season last year, and are thrilled to welcome this competitive volleyball league back to our facility,” said Holly Schwartz, an owner of Ladera Sports Center.

Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of athletic competitions, camps and classes, open gym and private training for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, pickleball and more. The sports center is also home to the San Clemente Volleyball Club, an award-winning club for boys and girls ages 10 to 18; Prime Volleyball Club, the host of club teams, camps and clinics for boys and girls of all ages whose staff includes three coaches with USA Olympic Team coaching experience; and Team Nikos, a youth AAU club program with 16 teams ranging from 2nd to 12th grades.

Ladera Sports Center Kicks Off New Season of Southern California Volleyball Association
November 15, 2017


Ladera Sports Center announced today that Jeremy Windholz has joined the company as director of corporate sponsorships.

“Jeremy is an entrepreneurial individual with a keen ability to discover opportunity and act on it,” said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Ladera Sports Center. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the Ladera Sports Center team, where his 15 years of marketing and sales experience will help our organization continue to grow.”

Windholz joins Ladera Sports Center from Rakuten.com, where he spent six years as senior e-commerce consultant manager. While in this position, he was responsible for more than $150 million in sales annually, and created new revenue streams within the company’s existing business. Previously, Windholz owned and operated Gowindholz Corp., a skate and surf company. He also spent three years with Laguna Tools, where he grew the company’s online sales to more than $1 million annually, up from $30,000.

Windholz is a veteran of the United States Army and is currently serving a two-year term as a member of the site council of Cielo Vista Elementary School.

Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of athletic competitions, camps and classes, open gym and private training for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, pickleball and more. The sports center is also home to the San Clemente Volleyball Club, an award-winning club for boys and girls ages 10 to 18; Prime Volleyball Club, the host of club teams, camps and clinics for boys and girls of all ages whose staff includes three coaches with USA Olympic Team coaching experience; and Team Nikos, a youth AAU club program with 16 teams ranging from 2nd to 12th grades.

Jeremy Windholz Joins Ladera Sports Center as Director of Corporate Sponsorships
September 20, 2017


Ladera Sports Center announced today that it will host the Muay Thai California 4 kickboxing tournament on October 7, featuring 15 amateur bouts and eight professional bouts.

“This is the first kickboxing event held at Ladera Sports Center, and we are excited to share our state-of-the-art facility with competitors, coaches and kickboxing fans,” said H. Michael Schwartz, the developer of Ladera Sports Center. “The center was designed with both athletes and audience in mind.”

Sanctioned by International Kickboxing Foundation Muay Thai and the California State Athletic Commission, the tournament will follow the traditional full rules of Muay Thai kickboxing.

The event will begin at Ladera Sports Center at 1:00 p.m. and is expected to conclude at approximately 11:00 p.m. Muay Thai California is a series of eight events hosted throughout the state, and this will be the fourth in the series.

Among the fights featured at the tournament are:

  • Pedro Rodriguez vs. Robert Renier,

  • Donavin Morris vs. Diante White,

  • Sean Climaco vs. Jason Davis – an MTC Super Lightweight title defense fight,

  • Nicole Fernandez vs. Jocelyn Ramirez, and

  • David Pacheco vs. Chris Burgett.

Pre-sale ticket pricing is $45 for general admission, $65 for ring side, and $150 for VIP table seats, which includes unlimited soft drink and water with a snack buffet, a selected sample of wine, beer and tequila.

Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of athletic competitions, camps and classes, open gym and private training for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, pickleball and more. The sports center is also home to the San Clemente Volleyball Club, an award-winning club for boys and girls ages 10 to 18; Prime Volleyball Club, the host of club teams, camps and clinics for boys and girls of all ages whose staff includes three coaches with USA Olympic Team coaching experience; and Team Nikos, a youth AAU club program with 16 teams ranging from 2nd to 12th grades.

Ladera Sports Center to Host Full Rules Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament on October 7
September 12, 2017