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Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation
October 17, 2012

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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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Board Member