Time is working out to donate athletics balls to assist children on the Boys & Girls Golf gear of Lengthy Seashore — with the Friday, Dec. 17, deadline fast approaching.
Don Rodriguez, CEO of the Boys & Girls Golf equipment of Prolonged Seaside, talked about Press-Telegram readers have been beneficiant so significantly in donating 1,330 balls at some stage in the publication’s fourth annual Allow us to Take part in Ball advertising marketing campaign. This yr, sister paper the Grunion Gazette can be serving to distribute the phrase.
“However final calendar yr, 2,000 balls have been donated and we need to crack that report this yr,” Rodriguez reported. “The extra balls we get, the extra younger youngsters will probably be served in athletics, conditioning and recreation applications.”
Rodriguez additionally has a particular person stake on this yr’s marketing campaign.
He has defined that he’ll stroll a unique marathon with Dr. Grant Uba, a former president of the golf equipment, if the file is damaged.
In October, Rodriguez and Uba walked 52.4 miles in back-to-back marathons in extra of the weekend to extend funds for the golf equipment’ well being and health and wellness programs and the Uba Scholarship Fund.
“I might nearly remove myself strolling a marathon once more if it helps our membership clients get the important gadgets they need for our sports activities actions plans,” Rodriguez stated. “After this tough pandemic calendar yr, little ones should run throughout exterior, collaborating in basketball and different sporting actions with their mates.”
There are two approaches you possibly can assist break up the ball file:
- You could fall off new sports activities actions balls at many areas by the use of the Larger Very lengthy Seashore, similar to 9 new net pages within the Extended Seaside Unified College District. Because of the participation of Massive 5 Sporting Merchandise, you possibly can get hold of balls at their areas at a 25% value discount. A file of locations is discovered beneath.
- You additionally might get donations on-line by the use of amazon and different web site shops and have balls despatched instantly to the B&G Golf equipment of Lengthy Seashore entrance principal workplace surroundings, 3635 Very lengthy Seashore entrance Blvd. You additionally might maybe donate present playing cards from shops on to the golf gear.
Proper listed below are the areas precisely the place you may drop off new sports activities actions balls:
- Huge 5 Sporting Items, 4870 Pacific Shoreline Freeway, In depth Seashore 5247 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood.
- Boys & Women Golf equipment of Extended Seashore: Key office, 3635 Extended Seaside Blvd. Dean A. Eastman/Fairfield Membership, 700 E. Del Amo Blvd. Freeman E. Fairfield/Westside Centre, 1835 W. Willard St. John C. & Alice Wallace Boys & Girls Membership, 1929 Lemon Ave. Hrs are 8 a.m. to six p.m. Monday through Friday.
- To begin with Lender: 6200 E. Pacific Coast Freeway and 4040 Atlantic Ave., In depth Seashore entrance 5195 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood.
- Unify Federal Credit score Union: 4637 Candlewood St., Lakewood.
- Phil Trani’s Restaurant: 3490 Prolonged Seashore entrance Blvd., Extended Seashore entrance.
- Boathouse on the Bay Restaurant: 190 N. Marina Drive, Prolonged Seashore entrance.
- LBUSD college websites: Cleveland Elementary, 4790 Hackett Ave., Lakewood Chavez Elementary, 730 W. Third St. Jordan Larger Faculty, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Holmes Elementary, 5020 Barlin Ave., Lakewood Herrera Elementary, 1620 Temple Ave. Dooley Elementary, 5075 Very lengthy Seaside Blvd. Tincher Preparatory, 1701 Petaluma Ave. Rogers Center, 365 Monrovia Ave., and Marshall Center, 5870 E. Wardlow Avenue.