The air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley has taken a hit, because of the Southland fires, with smoke and ash drifting into the Valley. Several residents have inquired if the special events scheduled for tomorrow are still planned and they are. Celebrating YOUth Sports and the Boogie Knights Concerts in the Parks will go ahead as planned. The intensity level of the YOUth sports event will be toned down and free water will be provided to the residents.
The City released the following statement:
Due to current air quality conditions resulting from Southern California fires, the City of Santa Clarita has received numerous inquiries about the status of its ‘Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival.’ The City has no plans to cancel the Festival, which is still scheduled to be held tomorrow, August 29 at Central Park. The finale for the City’s Concerts in the Park series is also still scheduled to go on as scheduled at 7 p.m. at Central Park.
South Coast Air Quality Management advises Southern California residents in affected areas to avoid vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion. In light of this warning, the City will provide free water at its ’Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival’ courtesy of Pepsi and CLWA, and is lessening the intensity level of various activities while maintaining numerous passive activities to accommodate the current air quality conditions and projected heat temperatures in Santa Clarita.