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Volume I, Issue III
December 2012

Las Lomas Memorial Outdoor Classroom Volunteers
Volunteers at Las Lomas Memorial Outdoor Classroom
This is the time of year when many people are focusing on what matters most - family and friends. To honor that tradition, we would like to  extend our gratitude to all of our friends who have helped us to improve youth sports and our local field at a time. And what an exciting year this proved to be for all of us here at TLC for Kids Sports and O.C. Jones & Sons.  We searched the landscape to find projects that would make a meaningful impact to our local neighborhoods and find them we certainly did - from parks to an outdoor classroom to a girls basketball jamboree - we were delighted to be a part of things that matter to you.

To date, we have mobilized over 800 volunteers, renovated over 1 million square feet of community space, and now over 8,600 children are playing on safer fields.  All of this we could not achieve without you.  Our communities thank you, our children thank you, and we thank you.

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Happy Holidays,

Brent Jones - Kennedy Laureate Recipient
Brent Jones
FeatureArticleFeature Article: Board Member Brent Jones Honored at 2012 Kennedy Laureate Dinner


Join us in congratulating our Board Member Brent Jones for his recognition at the 2012 Kennedy Laureate Dinner.  The elegant affair occurred at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California.   


Jones is a Former 49er, Super Bowl Champion/Entrepreneur/Philanthropist and was the headliner for the gala awards event.  Presented by longtime teammate and good friend, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, Jones spoke passionately of his respect and admiration of those serving in the Military, their sacrifice and commitment to our country.  He also spoke of his All-Pro NFL career, recalling experiences that entertained and enlightened the crowd.  He spoke of stretching oneself by pushing out of one's "Comfort Zone" and challenging yourself to be the best that you can be, in whatever you do. 


Along with Jones, this year's Kennedy Laureate Dinner honored Natalie Coughlin, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer/ Organic Health Advocate, and Dr. Patricia Francis, Pediatrician/Community Leader/ International Volunteer.  

2012 Kennedy Laureate Flyer  


California Ford Dealers Logo California Ford Dealers - "Hitting Home Runs for Youth Sports"

Official Corporate Partner of the TLC for Kids Sports Program

During the 2012 season, California Ford Dealers donated $100 to the TLC for Kids Sports program for every Giant home run.

At the end of the season, Ford presented TLC for Kids Sports with a check for $11,700!

A big "Thank You" to California Ford Dealers for supporting youth sports!


Chilton Auto Body LogoChilton Auto Body Supports the TLC for Kids Sports Program

Chilton Auto Body helped "Save" youth sports in partnership with the TLC for Kids Sports program!  For every "Save" racked up by the Black and Orange pitching staff during the 2012 season, Chilton Auto Body donated $100 to the TLC for Kids Sports program. 

We thank Chilton for presenting TLC for Kids Sports with a check for $5,700! 
Upcoming Event: Dinner With a Legend Featuring Jerry West NBA Champion/Hall of Famer/"The Logo" 


Dinner With A Legend - Jerry West  

Volunteers at Memorial Park West Sacramento
Volunteers at Memorial Park West Sacramento

Recent Contest Winner: TLC for Kids Sports Partners with PG&E to Cleanup Memorial Park in West Sacramento

Little League All Star Opening Day at Memorial Park in West Sacramento took on a whole new meaning as coaches, players, parents, and visitors were greeted by newly renovated park facilities.  Non-profit organization TLC for Kids Sports and heavy engineering contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. partnered with PG&E to host a special Volunteer Day.  Along with O.C. Jones staff and volunteers, PG&E's West Sacramento office provided a team of volunteers to make improvements to the park.


In addition to the extensive work performed by O.C. Jones leading up to the event, over 100 volunteers came down to lend a helping hand for the day.  In addition to the multiple dugout, backstop and score booth reconstruction, the crews completed painting, electrical and landscaping renovations. Repairs were also made at the playground, basketball half-court, snack bar, fences, and horseshoe pits, as well as planting and sod placement at the park, new tanbark at the playground, resurfacing walkways, and tree trimming.  West Sacramento Centennial Rotary Club pitched in by building two shade structures over the T-Ball field dugouts. 


The overhaul of the park extended beyond Volunteer Day as much construction work was done prior to the event.  "Most people don't know this, but major construction has already occurred prior to Volunteer Day," said Darren Hiatt, Construction Lead, "Then, dozens of community volunteers come out to lend a helping hand on Volunteer Day and that's like the icing on the cake.  So, from start to finish these projects involve a ton of work and commitment from our team of skilled professionals, corporate sponsors, and helpful volunteers.  The result is a beautifully renovated park or field to be enjoyed by local neighborhoods."  


Angie Logsdon, Staff Member of the Sacramento Police Administration, conveyed her feelings about the positive impact of the project. "Thank you for all the work that was done," said Logsdon, "It looks good and we cannot express how wonderful it was to have some much needed work on the fields that are used by the children of our community.  We have definitely been putting the fields to use. Thank you again for everything."


In addition to the building materials provided by O.C. Jones and TLC for Kids Sports, a handful of local community sponsors donated materials including Kelly-Moore Paints, Kodiak Roofing, Pisor Fence, Forest Lumber, Teichart Aggregates, Valley Crest Landscape, Home Depot, Striping Graphics, and Sports Field Specialties, Inc.  


"Sponsoring the TLC for Kids Sports program has been a way for all of us at O.C. Jones to give back to our communities and our youth," said Kelly Kolander, President and CEO of O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. "We especially want to thank our many great sponsors and volunteers that helped make this project a reality."  


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In This Issue
Feature Article
Ford Hitting Home Runs
"Saving" Youth Sports
Upcoming Event
Previous Contest Winner
Featured Video

OC Jones Logo

In the midst of a tough economy, O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. was seeking ways to promote some uplifting news during difficult times that directly affected our local communities. O.C. Jones, a heavy construction firm and leading builder of athletic fields, found the perfect opportunity to help underserved communities and neighborhoods by sponsoring the TLC for Kids Sports program. Through the program, O.C. Jones partnered with KNBR 680AM Radio to hold a special contest. The winner would receive a new field!


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Featured Video

Cleanup at Memorial Park
Cleanup at Memorial Park
In Their Words

"I had a chance to visit the ball fields just yesterday and what a change!  It made me want to go home and get my bat, glove and my son as I had the FEVER to play!  The transformation of the back diamond from what it was to a wonderful new immediately playable softball diamond allowing the league to offer girls softball along with the hardball already there is amazing.  I cannot thank you, your organization, the many volunteers, and the Little League enough for offering to Sacramento Youth a safe and exciting place to play ball!" - Dave Mitchell, Operations Manager, Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Sacramento


Contact Us 

Jennifer Sebay
Program Coordinator
(510) 809-3421