CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2001 |
Ten thousand people celebrated the annual Navasartian Games on Sunday at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, an event that has captivated the Southland's Armenian community for 26 years. The competition, first held after the Armenian holocaust of 1918, aims to build character and strength of mind through sportsmanship, organizers said. More than 3,500 child and adult athletes competed for eight consecutive weekends, beginning May 5. Sunday marked the final day.