Photo credits: J. Paul (C) 2018 – 2022

Welcome to the Bruins of the South Bay site!

Bruins of the South Bay is a fully independent non-profit organization founded, funded, operated and supported by devoted UCLA alumni, family and friends. Bruins of the South Bay is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) or by the UCLA Alumni Association.  Our founders and supporters include UCLA donors, UCLA Association lifetime members, UCLA Athletics fans, family and friends who reside in the South Bay region of Los Angeles, which stretches from the LAX-El Segundo area through Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo beach cities, as well as inland through the cities of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Torrance and Lomita, and south to Palos Verdes and San Pedro. [We are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.]

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Next Meeting & Planning Session:

Wednesday June 7th – 7:00 pm

Join us for our next in-person Board & Planning meeting on June 7th.

Time & Location: 7:00pm, Location TBD


Summer fun: Get togethers; Hollywood Bowl concerts planning, Fundraising Socials, and more!

[We are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization].

Donate Today to


“Dollars today for tomorrow’s scholars”

Help us continue our mission to provide scholarships to incoming and transfer students.

All donations are tax deductible and will be receipted via email.

Read about our fundraising efforts here, or donate via Zelle today !


On Tuesday July 26, 2022, our beloved Joan Lightfoot lost her battle with cancer. A mainstay at all Bruin events, from watch parties and UCLA games and tailgates, to Hollywood Bowl concerts, she was a combination of the tireless Energizer bunny and the most devoted Bruin fan and alumna ever – and a true Blue friend to all. We miss you Joanie! God bless you always ~

For Joan

Latest Events  Calendar

Our latest 2023 Events Calendar


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Warriors 2 Bruins Project

Join the Warriors 2 Bruins team of transfer students.

Mission: To connect current UCLA Students who transferred from

El Camino College (ECC) with new & existing ECC students

who may be UCLA Transfer prospects. 

By doing so, we aim to help them with mentorships,

resources and guidance to enable a successful, easy transition.

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Food Closet Project

In 2016, Bruins of the South Bay club collected nonperishable food items and toiletries for the Food Closet. According to a July 2016 Los Angeles Times article, 40% of UC students do not have a consistent source of high-quality, nutritious food. The Food Closet, which opened in 2009, feeds hungry students, no questions asked.

Read the Los Angeles Times article here.

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