[SAN LEANDRO, CA – August 22, 2013] San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Mike McLaughlin invites the San Leandro community—and school sports supporters throughout the bay area—to attend a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for the SLUSD Pacific Sports Complex & Burrell Field, located at 2599 Teagarden Avenue, on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 3 p.m.
“Let’s kick off the Labor Day Weekend with a celebration of this beautiful, new sports facility built through the dedicated efforts of so many,” said Superintendent McLaughlin. “It is exciting to be part of a community who understands and supports public education.”
Superintendent McLaughlin added that one of the reasons Measure M, the $50.1 million school facilities bond approved by San Leandro voters in 2010, was such a success is that it began as a grassroots effort, with the community identifying the need and having the vision.
“I’ve been told that students came out in full force in support of the bond,” he said. “Over 150 students came out for the Block Walk including a total of 82 varsity, JV and freshmen football players.”
Acknowledging the current and former Board of Education, the Citizens for San Leandro Schools, and groups like the San Leandro Sports Foundation, the Drowning Darryls, as well as the teachers, administrators, staff, students and countless other community members who phone banked, block walked, and supported the bond, the Superintendent added, “Now it is time for all of us to come together and celebrate this major achievement.”
The new sports facility cost approximately $17.8 million dollars and features an all-weather track and field, concessions stand and press box, team rooms, 2500 bleachers, state of the art scoreboard and a tot playground near the ball fields and tennis courts.
After the ribbon cutting, the San Leandro High School Pirates Junior Varsity game will begin at 4 p.m., with the Varsity game scheduled for 7 p.m. The 2013-14 school year is shaping up to be the best one ever. Go Pirates!