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Costa Mesa Pop Warner Sign Up Event on Sat., April 17

Costa Mesa is a community where youth recreational programs are a priority.  We’ve blogged before about some of the programs at Estancia High School, Costa Mesa High School, and through the Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation. Here’s another great program: Costa Mesa Pop Warner (CMPW), a youth football league and youth cheerleading squad for boys & girls ages 5-15. The team, called the Costa Mesa Eagles, is holding an Open House/Registration/Preliminary Weigh-In event on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  Check out the Costa Mesa Pop Warner Facebook page for more information.

Pic of CMPD Logo

For years CMPW has made it a mission to serve as the benchmark for Southern California youth football and cheer programs.  Under the direction of  Steve Mensinger, President of the Estancia Sports Booster Club, the emphasis of the program is not just on smart coaching. An orderly administration and professional structure helps keep the CMPW ahead of other teams and sets a good example for the kids.

Costa Mesa Pop Warner is a great opportunity for our youth to have fun, understand teamwork, accept responsibility, and again – HAVE FUN!  And according to the professional journal Athletic Insight, youth sports offer additional benefits like improved motor skills and increased self-esteem. CMPW also supports “no work, no play” so students must perform adequately in the classroom or they can’t play.  Education first!  Our youth are so fortunate to have recreational opportunities such as these available to them – go Eagles!

Torelli Realty Sponsors 5th Annual Mesa Verde Golf Tournament

Costa Mesa, CA: On Monday, April 19, we’re going to be at The 5th Annual Mesa Verde Golf Tournament and proud to be one of the sponsors for this worthy event.  In a recent post we let you know that the tournament is going to benefit youth sports in Costa Mesa and will be hosted by the Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation.  The goal is to raise $200K to improve the athletic facilities in Costa Mesa, which will greatly benefit our youth.  At the golf tournament, Torelli Realty will be hosting a martini bar at one of the tees plus we’re going to have a fun contest on the fairway.  Who’s going to tackle the green?  Any contestants who hit the ball in the fairway will be entered into a drawing and a few lucky people will receive the award-winning Cabernet and Chardonay from the personal wine cellar of Windell and Karen Stout.

Picture of Estancia Cheer Squad

Estancia High School Cheer Squad

The Estancia High School Cheer Squad, who we’ve  been happy to support, will also be at the event to provide some pep.  The day promises to be a great one that will bring future enjoyment to young sports enthusiasts and will improve the community.  We’re all FORE it!

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5th Annual Mesa Verde Golf Tournament

We’ve focused a lot of our posts on Costa Mesa’s youth sports teams because of their importance for our children and teens. Here’s a chance for the community to help support them – The 5th Annual Mesa Verde Golf Tournament. The Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation is hosting the event right in our neighborhood at the Mesa Verde Country Club on Monday, January 18. The event will raise money to improve athletic facilities for Costa Mesa’s youth. They’re looking to raise $200,000 and it’s exciting to see the community rally together to support our kids. Playing sports isn’t just about having fun and staying fit. These activities also give our youth a chance to learn about sportsmanship and being a team player. Plus, they instill a sense of pride in our city!

Picture of E-Cart

E-Cart with Estancia High School Football team and Valerie Torelli

In the past, Torelli Realty has sponsored the local schools in their sporting endeavors (see the above photo of the the E-Cart used by the Estancia High School Football team!)

At the tournament, Ed Fawcett, President & CEO of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce will be honored as Costa Mesa United’s 2010 Honoree. He’s been a longtime supporter of youth sports community in our town. Cheers Ed Fawcett!

The upcoming event is a great way for Costa Mesa to support the children and teens who enjoy playing sports. They deserve upgraded athletic facilities and hopefully this event will prove to be a success.

Donation Given to Costa Mesa’s CERT

On December 17 the OC Register reported on a story about the Costa Mesa Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT for short. CERT is a fantastic program that our city offers to prepare citizens for emergency situations.  Last week Newport Rib Co. held a fundraiser, which raised donations for CERT that will pay for much needed supplies and training.

Picture of CERT


It’s great to see people giving back to such a worthy cause and thanks to the generosity of the Newport Rib Co. and those who participated in the fundraiser the CERT program will be better equipped to serve Costa Mesa.

CERT is a special group of individuals who put a lot of time and training into learning how to respond to disasters like earthquakes, floods, fires and more.  The program, which is in conjunction with the Costa Mesa Fire Department, teaches people the best tactics for surviving during these trials.  Costa Mesa residents are so lucky to have a unit like this in place and we appreciate their efforts.  CERT is a fantastic resource that sets Costa Mesa apart and aids in keeping our town safe.  Thank you CERT and thank you Newport Rib Co. for keeping Costa Mesa’s safety a priority.

Orange County’s New Lyon Air Museum

Costa Mesa, nicknamed City of the Arts, has gained another attraction in our neighbor city of Santa Ana – The Lyon Air Museum.

Picture of Lyon Air Museum

Lyon Air Museum

The museum is next to the John Wayne Airport and displays aircraft and autos from the 1930s and 1940s.  Major General William Lyon opened the museum as a way to teach people in his home area about the efforts of American servicemen during World War II.  Military veterans will serve as docents and a lot of them even served during WWII.

The 30,000 sq. ft. Orange County museum broke ground in 2007 and opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.  Lyon Air Museum  serves to educate the public about the “Greatest Generation of Aviation.”  There are plenty of amazing features like a 1939 Mercedes-Benz Model G4 Offener Touring Wagon used by Adolph Hitler during World War II, as well as an authentic truck from Helms Bakery, which was used locally in the 1940s.

One of the greatest missions of the museum is to provide services to local school districts so that our youth will have a chance to learn first-hand about WWII.  Costa Mesa students and the surrounding communities are very fortunate to have so many fantastic resources at their disposal.  Make sure to visit the Lyon Air Museum and take advantage of yet another wonderful  treat near Costa Mesa.

Doing Good at Snow Land on Saturday, December 12

Torelli Realty is gearing up for Snow Land on Saturday, December 12 at Costa Mesa’s Balearic Park.  Here’s a couple of special things we’d like to highlight.

Toy/Food Donations

Picture of Toy Donation

Toy Drop Off - former event photo

This holiday season Torelli Realty is giving the community a chance to donate toys for children in need.  The toys that are collected will be donated to Spark of Love and the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Operation Santa Letter Program.

Food donations of non-perishable canned food are also welcome.  These items will be given to the organization Share Our Selves, a Costa Mesa based organization that provides free assistance to those in need.

The Firefighters Association, fire prevention volunteer crew, Share Our Selves volunteers, and the Costa Mesa Fire Department will be present to collect the toys and food.

Estancia High Cheerleading Squad Support

Photos of Estancia Cheer Squad

Estancia High School Cheer Squad

Estancia High School’s Cheer Team supports their school, fights for pride, and bolsters spirit in the community.  Their dedication drives them to train for 3 hours a day, five days a week in order to prepare for upcoming competitions. Unfortunately the program’s high costs are limiting participation.  They need monetary support to make it a financially viable option for all students.

Torelli Realty has been sending a monthly check to help underwrite the squad but more sponsorship is necessary.  The Estancia Booster Club is hoping to raise enough money to subsidize the cost of cheerleading for those who can’t afford it.   Then ALL students will have the opportunity to be part of the team without suffering financial hardships.

Cheerleading coach Melyssa Cox explains that the funding provided by Torelli Realty has been a great help in covering the cost of uniforms, participation fees in competitions, and the salary for the coaches, which aren’t totally covered by the school district.  Cox is looking forward to Snow Land because the cheerleaders will be there to be part of the fun and to sell snack food items that will help contribute to their program.

Come witness the pep of Estancia High School’s co-ed cheer squad as they support the community at Snow Land.   Go team!

Costa Mesa’s Estancia High School Presents Museum

Realtors for Costa Mesa know that Costa Mesa’s motto is the “City of the Arts.”  Costa Mesa is home to the South Coast Repertory Theater, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, an orchestra, and many other programs that allow art and culture to thrive in Costa Mesa.  At Torelli Realty we care about what’s going on in our community so we are excited to see that Estancia High School is joining the mix this December with their production of Tina Howe’s satire of the modern art world, Museum.

Support students from Costa Mesa as they perform this comedy that will bring laughter and tears.

Costa Mesa Real Estate on Estancia High School Museum

Flier for Museum

WHEN: Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 7:30pm

WHERE: Barbara Van Holt Theatre, Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

TICKETS: $10, available starting Nov. 16 at Estancia High School.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis.

INFO: Pauline Maranian (949) 515-6537