<UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020 Long Beach Mom Prom for charity
Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) rosie and riley english bulldogs long beach, calif


Only $10/couple for early birds. DOZENS of moms and their kids are expected to attend the annual Long Beach Mom Prom hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.).  The dance will be held in April at the expansive, carpeted community hall of Bay Shore Church on The Toledo (@ Nieto Ave.) in Belmont Shore.  Rudd says more than $1,000 is expected to be raised from ticket sales for C.A.T. 


I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of an organization. That's why we need you to get involved.

Donate Now. Please Support CAT - a 501c3 Nonprofit

RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate? We receive no government monies, and depend entirely on people like you.

WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you and our community fun events and meaningful projects.

CHECKS to CAT, Attn. Justin Rudd, 3040 E. First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803.

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
Long Beach Touch-A-Truck
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
4$1,000 National Adult Spelling Bee
4Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.



Long Beach Mom Prom

CANCELLED: Long Beach Mom Prom will not take place Sun., April 5. Our main concern is everyone's health and well-being. Organizers will determine the next steps for moving forward in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. As this is a fluid and rapidly changing situation, please take care of yourself and your loved ones. For updates, you can subscribe to the event newsletters at JustinRudd.com/newsletter.

Ask Your Sons & Daughters to the April 5 Long Beach Mom Prom

mom prom long beach justin ruddThe Community Action Team's (C.A.T.) 6th LONG BEACH MOM PROM will take place Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the expansive, carpeted community hall of Bay Shore Church on The Toledo (@ Nieto Ave.) in Belmont Shore. The last Mom Proms were held in 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Music by DJ Ryan Damron! Prom photos by Woody Woods.

Every mom will be adored, but one will be adorned with a crown when she is selected to be the Mom Prom Queen. The titleholder will be selected from the participants on the basis of her prom attire, overall style, charisma, participation with her kid(s) and popular vote.

mom promEvent founder and organizer, Justin Rudd hopes to raise more than $1,000 for his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) that supports local youth, animal and environmental projects. 

This will be a special, area-wide, semi-formal evening for moms and their sons and daughters of all ages. The evening will be complete with decorations, old-fashioned refreshments, wholesome music by DJ Ryan Damron, and lots of admiration for the mom in the family -- all to benefit great causes in our area.

mom prom long beachLots of mother/child couples are expected at the two-hour event dancing to party classics provided by a DJ. Music will include dance hits like "Livin La Vida Loca", "Hokey Pokey", "Chicken Dance", "Conga", and "Electric Slide."

COUPLES will enjoy refreshments provided by C.A.T. Couples will also enjoy complimentary digital prom-styled photos by Justin Rudd and Woody Woods. 

blue ribbonBLUE RIBBONS will be awarded to winners of various dance contests throughout the night.

Mothers have an opportunity to take their sons and grandsons, daughters and granddaughters out for dancing to party classics.  If the mom is unavailable, children may also be escorted by a significant lady in their life (i.e. godmother, grandmother, aunt, or other female adult relative or friend).

There is no age requirement, so young and old are able to enjoy the evening. Typically, kids range in age from a few months to age 15.

Feel free to bring your own camera, too!

Volunteers are also needed for setup (3:30 p.m.), takedown (6:30 p.m.), and to prepare homemade refreshments. Contact Justin@JustinRudd.com.

For this special night, dads are not allowed to visit or spectate. It's a night for dads to have a night off.

community action team justin rudd
justin rudd long beach belmont shore

For other upcoming event details, visit www.JustinRudd.com/cat.

- Littel Miss Teen Long Beach
- Little Miss Teen Southern California Cities
- Miss Teen Long Beach
- Miss Teen Southern California Cities
- Miss Long Beach
- Ms. Long Beach
- Miss Southern California Cities
- Ms. Southern California Cities
- Mrs. Long Beach
- Mrs. Southern California Cities

My child hasn't asked me yet. Now what?
Don't worry. Most kids don't initiate the invitation. It's appropriate for moms to arrange the "date." Kids (especially the boys) may not appear enthusiastic for the event, but the evening will be fun for all moms, sons and daughters.

father daughter dance long beachWhat do we wear?
Boys should wear dressy shirts, (coat and/or tie is optional) and nice trousers -- no jeans or shorts. Moms and daughters can wear dressy slacks, pantsuits, skirts, semi-formal or formal dresses. 

Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!

Subscibe to Justin Rudd's e-newsletters

Katie Walsh, shown with her son Conner, was selected to be Mom Prom Queen during the 2008 Mom Prom.  In addition to a rhinestone tiara, the queen received a basket of facial products from Jen Rose Skin Care.  The queen was selected on the basis of her prom dress, overall style, charisma, and popular vote of the judges' panel.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
This was a special, area-wide, semi-formal evening for moms and their sons and daughters of all ages. The evening was complete with decorations and balloons, old-fashioned cookies, cupcakes and popsicles, wholesome music by DJ Dawn Becker, corsages, prom photos, and lots of admiration for the mom in the family -- all to benefit great causes in our area served by Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT).  Upcoming CAT events include the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup on June 21 and the 4th of July Kids Bike Parade. Photos by Justin Rudd.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Belmont Shore's Amy Morin and her daughter Lindsey twirl around the dance floor to music by DJ Dawn Becker. The event was put on by Justin Rudd, who also organizes the huge July 4 Kids Bike Parade. To get on Justin Rudd's free "kids events" e-newsletter, just CLICK.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Jane Lovett and her son pose for their complimentary prom photo at the Mom Prom on Sunday.  Each mom and her kid(s) posed for photos upon arrival at the event.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Jen Rose of Belmont Shore had two young dapper dates to the Mom Prom.
2008 Mom Prom Belmont Shore Long Beach Justin Rudd Photography
Rosalie Norquist and her son Merle Jr. and daughter Madison won first prize in the dance contest held during the mid-point of the two-hour Mom Prom in Belmont Shore.  The moms and kids had to dance to four various types of dance music (including fast and slow selections) for approx. 30-seconds each. 
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Youngsters enjoyed fruit popsicles to help cool down as the dance floor heated up at Sunday's Mom Prom.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
The conga line snaked around the dance floor during the Mom Prom held the Sunday following Mother's Day.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Jen Rose and her son prep for their prom photo during Sunday's Mom Prom at Bay Shore Church. The event is hosted by Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT).
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Taking a break from the dance floor and cooling off with a frozen fruit snack.Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Tamara Greet and her son Robbie enjoying the music and dancing at the Mom Prom in Belmont Shore.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
Jasmin Gomez and sons posing for prom photos at Justin Rudd's Mom Prom in Belmont Shore.
Mom Prom, Long Beach, Calif., photo by Justin Rudd!
The dance floor stayed full with moms and their kids during the two-hour Mom Prom held in the youth center at Bay Shore Church.  The dance was a fundraiser for Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT). 

Long Beach Mom Prom

Other Justin Rudd/CAT events include:

-Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
- Father/Daughter Dance
-July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
-Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
-$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
-National Adult Spelling Bee
-Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
-Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
-Bulldog Beauty Contest
-Operation Easter Basket
-Operation Santa Paws
-5k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
-monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.

To get on Rudd's free "kids events" e-newsletter, just CLICK.  All CAT event details at www.JustinRudd.com.

Bulldog Beauty Contest to Attract More than 300 "Adora-bull" Beauties

200 English Bulldogs of all ages will travel to Long Beach, Calif., from as far as Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Francisco to vie for the coveted title. The annual contest will take place on or near Valentine's weekend. DETAILS

Spellers Sought for Bee

ARE YOU READY to try your skill? Are you a courageous young competitor ready to wrestle with some difficult words? Are you ready for the last word? If you are the best speller at your school and you are in fifth grade (or a lower level) you
may be able to enter the championship that is scheduled to take place in Long Beach
in March. www.KidsSpellingBee.com

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
The "Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest" is sure to "draw" a crowd each Oct.!  Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the Community Action Team's third annual "Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest" will showcase the works of diverse artists who use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.    Cash and prizes will be awarded.  DETAILS

Operation Easter Basket Serves Local Kids in Need

OPERATION EASTER BASKET brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations right here in Long Beach through gift-filled Easter Baskets containing items such as small toys, school supplies, hygiene products, essential clothing items and some candy. This program, organized by Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT), provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on project while focusing on the true meaning of love -- the greatest gift. In the first year of this program, CAT collected and delivered more than 3,400 baskets with the assistance of about 30 local service agencies. This year's goal is more than 3,500 baskets! Recipients will include underserved -- homeless, sick and/or needy -- children from ages 2-17. DETAILS

About the Team!

CAT IS made up of several organizations that you might be familiar with -- Haute Dogs, the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup; Operation Santa Paws; the $1,000 National Spelling Bee; the Great American July 4 Kids' Bike Parade; the Adult Spelling Bee; Operation Easter Basket and more. MORE

Details about the Community Action Team C.A.T. and their more than 50 annual Long Beach events and projects are at www.JustinRudd.com.

Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill


justin rudd justin rudd BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

justin rudd logo