Ogom Chijindu

Fontana resident Ogom Chijindu and the Los Angeles Temptation will be playing the Seattle Mist on April 5 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

Several entertainment and sports events will be taking place in April at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, and one of the highlights will be the return of the Legends Football League.

The Los Angeles Temptation, featuring Fontana resident Ogom Chijindu, will be facing the Seattle Mist on Friday, April 5.

This will be the start of the league's 10th anniversary season, and Chijindu has been a member of the Temptation throughout the past decade. She helped lead the Temptation to three championships in the early years.

"It's important for any team -- and especially the L.A. team -- to win, because we have a long lineage of championships," Chijindu said during an interview last year.

Chijindu, a defensive specialist who is known as one of the most fierce tacklers in the league, said she is proud to participate in the women's football league.

"It means a lot to be a part of history," she said. "Women have never before had the chance to play football at the intense level that men have played."

In addition to the April 5 game, the Temptation will also be playing on May 17 at Citizens Business Bank Arena against the Atlanta Steam.

----- HERE are some other events planned at the arena in the coming weeks:

• April 3 -- The Ontario Reign hockey team will face the Grand Rapids Griffins.

• April 4 -- The Ontario Fury soccer team will host the San Diego Sockers.

• April 6 -- The SCPA Championships are the largest percussion competition in the western United States.

• April 7 -- The Ontario Reign will take on the Tucson Roadrunners.

• April 12 -- The Reign will oppose the Stockton Heat on Fan Appreciation Night.

• April 13 -- Chayanne, a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, will be at the arena during a second leg of his Desde El Alma Tour.

• April 14 -- The Ontario Fury will go up against the Monterrey Flash.

• April 20 -- Gerardo Ortiz, an American regional Mexican singer-songwriter, will be performing.

• April 25-28 -- Disney On Ice will be presenting "Worlds of Enchantment."

For more information about any of these events, visit www.cbbankarena.com.

----- MEANWHILE, the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga will be hosting some big events in April:

• On April 5, Rita Rudner will take the stage for a comedic performance.

• On April 6, international entertainer John Tesh will be performing.

• On April 13 and 14, Inland Pacific Ballet will be presenting "The Little Mermaid."

• On April 27, a Monte Carlo Casino Night will raise funds for the Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation.

For more information about any of these events, visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.

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