Tennis Greats Venus, Serena Williams Returning to Compton

Serena and Venus Williams will be honored at the Healthy Compton Community Festival, Nov. 12. Photo:

Tennis stars honorees of ‘Healthy Compton Community Festival’ at MLK Transit Center, Nov. 12

COMPTON — Professional tennis greats and Compton natives Venus and Serena Williams, will be returning home, Nov. 12, as honorees of the Healthy Compton Community Festival, to unfurl at the MLK Transit Center Plaza focusing on free health screenings, celebrity workouts, sports clinics, and healthy cooking demos.

The event occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sisters confirmed their appearance with the following joint statement:

“We are so excited to return to Compton for Mayor Aja Brown’s Healthy Compton Community Festival. Compton will always be our home and we can’t wait to spend the day with the community at this inspiring event.”

According to Brown the Healthy Compton initiative is an ongoing effort to promote health and wellness in the Compton community.

“I’m so excited to be able to be able to welcome home Venus and Serena Williams back to Compton for this year’s festival,” she said. “The Williams sisters are tennis superstars and champions on and off the court. They continue to be role models for millions of young people around the world and they got their start right here in Compton.”

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