Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Sports, Economic Development

Location: PO Box 2812 Fort Bragg CA 95437 USA

Mission: Through leveraging of cash donations with business in-kind donations we are able to show progress in our goal to build the community stadium. The stadium is located on local school district property and will be given to the school district by the Foundation.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I am a recent board member of this organization but my children have already reaped the benefits of this organization along with other generations in our community as well. This organization has almost completed the impossible: converting bare ground into a high school stadium more impressive than any I have seen at other high schools. This was completely accomplished through volunteer labor or through significantly reduced costs from contractors. Some of the innovative ways that have made this project a reality are:

Purchasing lights and poles from the Port of Oakland for approximately $8,400 and refurbishing them. Had the lights been purchased new they would have been approximately $150,000.

Getting local truckers, as well as the National Guard, to haul 800 truckloads of soil to be compacted into place (24,600 cubic yards). The soil was donated by a local business and the local fuel distributors paid the truckers fuel.

Installing the 80 foot poles by drilling bases 4 feet wide and 30 feet deep and filling them with concrete and rebar. We were able to get a bridge crew who happened to be retrofitting a bridge nearby to bring their equipment and drill the holes and saved approximately $50,000. The stadium is close to being complete but is still in need of additional seating (including concrete pours) and a year-round track (seasonal track in place). Please help us complete this real life Field of Dreams.

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Life-changing

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2012

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We have helped build a first class stadium for our local High School. We are not yet done. Many volunteers and donors have worked hard to make this place for students to learn and play. For our small town, we have accomplished a small miricle

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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This organization could be the model for other cities and areas to follow. If you like your contributions well spent, and who doesn't, then look at what this organization has accomplished. It is all volunteer, no paid staff, so virtually everything contributed goes to the project.
The project is Timberwolf Stadium, a lighted stadium, that is used by youth and adults alike and has been in development since 1992. It is also designated as a disaster staging area should a clamity befall the area. The stadium is now approximately 80% complete and has received approximately 1.4 Million in contributions and in turn created a stadium valued in excess of $15 Million.
Please read the history of this organization to see how they have leverage contributions to make the most out of them and how they have involved the entire community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the the development of a lighted field where sports such as football, soccer, track and field, band concerts, graduations, community events and disaster planning event can take place.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone it for other cities and communities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through participation

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

community benefit

What is its top priority in the long run?

community benefit

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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