McKinley Holds Annual USC/UCLA College Rivalry Day

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McKinley USC-UCLA Day  (© Ross A. Benson)
(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The BIG game between USC and UCLA even has some effect on many here in Burbank, and on Thursday that competition was brought  to the playing field at McKinley Elementary School.

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Started many years ago when Suzanne Lowe Weerts a dedicated PTSA mother who had kids attending McKinley and wanted to get elementary age kids to start thinking of their future and when college bound where they might want to attend. This years event was coordinated by Raymond Juarez and run by many parents.

McKinley USC-UCLA Day  (© Ross A. Benson)
(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

It also helped that Joanne Ashman who owns Traveler the USC Mascot had grand kids attending McKinley.

This year the kids held relay races, got to pet and take pictures with Traveler, and even got stickers and some were lucky enough to get a college poster.

Traveler a Burbank hometown hero will get his workout this weekend ridden by Burbank resident Hector Aguilar dressed as a Trojan Warrior

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