39th Navasartian Games on the Horizon

Children at the athletes' parade during the closing ceremony of last year's Navasartian Games

LOS ANGELES—Homenetmen Western United States Regional Executive Committee has the enviable distinction to declare that for the 39th year running, the largest amateur sports games in the state of California will officially be proclaimed open this Sunday, March 23rd, at Birmingham High School, in Van Nuys, the tournament’s traditional location for the past two decades. This year’s Navasartian Games is dedicated to the memory of the recently departed member of Homenetmen’s Central Executive Committee, Mihran Chimchirian, who was one of the most enduring members in Homenetmen‘s 95 year history. Mihran Chimchirian’s untimely death was felt everywhere in the world where Homenetmen thrives.

This year’s tournament will witness more than 3200 athlete participants in such categories as team sports, where you have basketball, volleyball and soccer, Track and Field, and individual sports such as Tennis, Swimming, Ping Pong and Chess.
It doesn’t end there; A plethora of events have been planned during the tournament months of May through to July not least of which is the traditional 4-day festival, where Homenetmen members, followers and supporters alike enjoy right to the jubilant end of the 4th of July weekend.

To keep you connected, the Navasartian Organizing Committee encourages everyone to follow the games on social media outlets including Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, the Homenetmen mobile app., as well as the Navasartian Games webpage.

Opening ceremony at the Navasartian Games

The Calendar of Events is as follows:

Navasartian Games Opening Ceremony:
Sunday, March 23, at 4:30PM
Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, CA

Victory Banquet
Saturday, June 28
Cooper Design Space
860 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Finals, Festival & Entertainment:
July 2 – July 5

Carnival Rides and Games
July 2 – July 5

Closing Ceremony:
Saturday, July 5

39TH Navasartian Games Location:
Birmingham High School – 17000 Haynes St. Van Nuys, CA 91406


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  1. Frederick Melikian said:

    My photo is used above (the kids holding hands). Thanks.