GLENDALE, California – Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter is hosting and organizing the 9th Annual Friendship Games for the Glendale community. Over 250 athletes ages 10 and up have signed-up to participate in tournaments that include basketball, soccer, and table tennis making these games one of the largest multiethnic youth and adult athletic events ever hosted in Glendale.

The Basketball games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays at the Glendale Homenetmen Ararat Chapter North Campus located at 3347 N. San Fernando Road, and the Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, 91208 October 11th and 12th from 1:00 p.m. The table tennis competitions are open to everyone and will take place on October 12th at Homenetmen Glendale Ararat’s North Campus. The Youth Soccer Tournament coordinated in conjunction with Glendale AYSO region 88 teams will begin October 22 and end on November 5th at the Glendale Sports Complex.

“The goal of these Friendship Games is to bring together community members from different cultures and ages and foster goodwill, create new and lasting friendships and unite the Glendale community in a friendly competitive manner. We want to give the opportunity for aspiring athletes, professionals and especially the younger generation to show-off their talent, pursue athletic excellence and show true sportsmanship,” stated Tomik Abrahamian of the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter.

The Friendships Games are sponsored by Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Allen Gwen Chevrolet, the Glendale University College of Law and many other local businesses. Proceeds from the games will go to support future activities of the Glendale STAR program and Glendale Police Explorers.