The San Leandro Sports Foundation and the San Leandro Unified School District invites the community to celebrate the “iconic” sports field’s transformation at special event and groundbreaking on March 31
The San Leandro Sports Foundation (SLSF) and the San Leandro Unified School District invites the community to celebrate half a century at Burrell Field on March 31, 2012, from 12 to 4 p.m. In addition to celebrating the “iconic” sports field’s first 50 years, proceeds from the SLSF fundraiser will go to supporting sports, health and fitness programs in San Leandro schools. Admission is free to all, and the day’s festivities will include an Alumni Reunion and Flag Football game, entertainment, a chance to view architectural drawings of the new SLUSD Pacific Sports Complex and Burrell Field, and a Ceremonial Groundbreaking with elected officials at 2:30 p.m., which will launch the next chapter in the sports field and facility’s history.
Yes, the day will look to the future, while being a blast from the past, as Pacific High School Alumni and their friends and families will enjoy a walk down “memory lane” featuring pictures and articles of life at Pacific High in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s—and a last chance to enjoy the old Burrell Field while enjoying the camaraderie of the people, places and events that shaped so many lives.
Traditional game day events will include entertainment, delicious food concessions and a special “feature event of the day”— a friendly flag football game between former Vikings and Pirates students. And don’t forget that Ford car you’d like to test drive! DRIVE ONE 4UR SCHOOL at the event, and earn money for your team.
The San Leandro community’s successful passage of Measure M, the $50.1 million school facilities bond passed by voters in November 2010, set in motion the renovation of Burrell Field and the Pacific Sports Complex. Memories run deep at the old ball field, which was built in 1963 as part of Pacific High School. Burrell Field served as the Vikings home field for 20 years; and has been the home field of the San Leandro High School Pirates for three decades. This April, the beloved but worn out old sports complex will be torn down and a new facility will be built to serve the needs of future San Leandrans.
For more information, please call Martin Capron at 510-895-1918 or email Kathy Neisse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure M is the $50.1 million school facilities bond passed by San Leandro voters in 2010.