The following is from the July 20 City Council meeting.
The council recognized the achievements of the AYSO Spring Select Soccer Team that won the national championship in the 13- to 14-year-old age group, which had 24 entries in the tournament. AYSO has almost 1,000 players in all age-groups in Laguna Beach, but due to vacations, only 11 were available and eligible to compete in the city's entry in the 13 to 14 category, the exact number of players required on the field.
Councilman Kelly Boyd introduced Aggie Dougherty, who distributed seven $2,000 checks to six nonprofits and a scholarship for the son of the late Chris Castro from the proceeds of the Dave LaBohn Memorial Spring Golf Tournament, hosted annually by Boyd. Recipients also included Laguna Beach High School golf teams' the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, accepted by Dr. Tom Bent; the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, accepted by board member Mary Ferguson; Laguna Beach Relief and Resource Center, accepted by board member Faye Chapman; the Boys & Girls Club, accepted by Bob Whalen and the Susi Q.