The passage of Measure M, a 50.1 million dollar school construction bond in 2010 provided the funding for the rebuild of iconic Burrell Field and the Pacific Sports Complex. Construction on the project began in May 2012 and completed in July 2013.
The another marquee project compliments of Measure M. The old pool was threatened with closure by the Alameda County Dept. of Health in 2008. Fortunately, the Citizens of San Leandro approved Measure M to provide the funding to rebuild a brand new aquatic complex and renovate the football, track and baseball fields. Construction for the new facility began in June of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
The San Leandro Sports Foundation has raised over $100,000 over the past five (5) years for sports, and health and fitness programs in SLUSD. The SLSF fundraising events are large, fun, and family oriented, in the past we have hosted a Fitness Challenge Obstacle Course, 5K Family Fun Run and Fitness Festival, Spaghetti Feed & Ice Cream Social, and Celebrate Burrell Field – The Last Game, and our iconic Citywide Youth Track and Field Meet.
In 2011, we also hosted a “Celebrating Burrell Field, The Next Chapter” (view Channel 2 TV video) alumni flag football game between Pacific High and San Leandro High featuring players from the ’50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. It was the last game ever to be played on the old ball field, and despite the heavy rain, it was a huge success.
The Sports Foundation lead the charge for Measure M which was approved by voters in 2010 to rebuild The Pacific Sports Complex, the SLHS field and swimming complex (see Channel 7 video) and other health and fitness facility around the District.
Individual donations account for about 30% of our revenue. The bulk of our fundraising monies come from Event Sponsors. Our local businesses have been very generous in sponsoring our events. We believe that the greatest good the Foundation can do at this time is to continue to raise money for K-12 sports, and health and fitness Programs. The monies that we donate to the school Programs are used for basic operational expenses, and not for facility improvement or equipment.