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Commerce to Hold Festivities in Honor Olympic Gold Medalist

Olympic gold medalist Brenda Villa will be returning next Sunday to the pool where she first learned how to play water polo. The City of Commerce is holding a ceremony on Aug. 26 to dedicate the pool to Villa, who earned a history-making gold medal while serving as the captain of the US Women’s Water Polo Team at the London 2012 Olympics. Vila is also four-time Olympian. The event will take place from 4-8pm at Rosewood Park (5600 Harbor Street, Commerce, CA). There will be music by a live DJ and refreshments.

EGPNews update: Aquatics Center Named After Olympian Gold Medalist [1]

EGPNews story on Villa’s latest Olympic achievement: Commerce Native Takes Gold In London [2]

Past stories on water polo in Commerce:
Mexican Water Polo Team Aims For Olympics With Commerce’s Help [3]
Proud City Supports its Olympians [4]

Brenda Villa, left, celebrate four consecutive Olympic victories, capped of with a gold medal in London with long-time teammate Heather Petri, right.