Assemblywoman Smith Selects Platinum Sports Center as 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Year

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to honor Platinum Sports Center as the 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Year. The business, co-owned by Dorina Timbol and Tristian Rodriguez, serves young athletes in the Simi Valley and the Ventura County area, providing a fun, safe and structured atmosphere for children to learn gymnastics.

“It brings me great pleasure to recognize Platinum Sports Center for nurturing our youth and uplifting our local community,” Assemblywoman Smith said. “Thank you to Dorina, Tristian and their staff for their diligence and incredible heart. They have left an indelible mark on our local economy and future of our district, which flourishes because of their hard work.”

The annual Small Business of the Year ceremony pays tribute to the important contributions of small businesses to the California economy. Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees comprise 97 percent of all businesses in California and are responsible for employing more than 37 percent of all in-state workers.

The Small Business of the Year recognition also celebrates Timbol and Rodriguez’s altruism, in addition to their commitment to local commerce. The co-owners serve as advocates in support of youth programs such as Women of Substance and Men of Honor, Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley and Kids Connections.

“We are so humbled to be the recipients of the Business of the Year by Assemblywoman Christy Smith,” Timbol said. “There are so many other well-deserving business owners that could have been selected, and we are grateful to have been chosen. Working with children and creating great memories for them is why we love what we do. I hope we can inspire and motivate other business owners to get involved and become engaged in their communities. Doing that has been one of our biggest rewards and being recognized for it makes it that much sweeter!”

Platinum Sports Center will be honored on the California State Assembly Floor on Wednesday.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith represents California’s 38th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Agua Dulce, Castaic, Santa Susana Knolls and North San Fernando Valley.

CONTACT: Danni.Wang@asm.ca.gov, (661) 286-1565