|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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