Pete Carroll To Receive Courageous Leadership Award From Women Against Gun Violence

May 11, 2005

USC head football coach Pete Carroll will receive the 10th annual Courageous Leadership Award from Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV) on May 22 at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air.

Carroll is being honored for his 'vision and commitment to anti-violence and anti-gang programs for innercity youth in South Los Angeles...It is for his belief in hope for those at the bottom of the social and economic pile, for not giving up in the face of all odds, and for acting on his belief in very material ways.'

With the help of mentors and supporters, Carroll helped found 'A Better L.A.,' which works to create what he calls 'a new normal.' It is a training program to help turn lives around and is aimed for peace officers and others working with community members and at-risk youth.

Also receiving a Courageous Leadership Award at the brunch will be California State Senator Sheila Kuehl, for her long-term commitment to sensible gun laws and to helping craft and pass legislation to better the lives of women, children and others in underserved populations throughout California.

For more information about the awards brunch, contact WAGV executive director Karen Shah at 310-204-2348 or go to

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