Normally they battle it out on the football field, true to their historic rivalry, but on this night, Trojans and Bruins got together to further a cause they can all fight for – the war against cancer.
On September 12, 2013, the Port Theatre hosted UCLA and USC alumni for an exclusive screening of A City Divided, Emmy Award-winner Jack Baric’s documentary highlighting the 80+ year-old rivalry between the football teams of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. Trojan and Bruin rivals buried the hatchet for the night with a little help from Newport Rib Company, El Cholo Restaurant, Bluewater Grill, and Peligroso Spirits.
The film screening was a warmup for the spectacular Rivals United for a Kure gala, held during rivalry game week on Monday, November 25, 2013. The second annual event will honor iconic coaches John Robinson from USC and Terry Donahue from UCLA. The event accomplishes something both teams can be proud of - fighting cancer. Hosted by Kure It, a non-profit dedicated to raising money to fund cancer research, last year’s inaugural event raised three hundred thousand dollars, which was awarded to innovative research projects at the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of UCLA and USC.
Photos courtesy of Danny Mendoza.