After many years of planning and fundraising, we have launched a project to install a multipurpose recreational area in the historic Daniel’s Field in San Pedro. The new facility, facing our San Pedro Boys & Girls Club, will include a sports arena with ADA accessible ramp, a baseball batting cage, golf driving-range cages, picnic and snack area and sustainable landscaping.
San Pedro Club alumnus, Councilman Joe Buscaino, joined Executive Director Mike Lansing and our youth for the groundbreaking ceremony on April 22. Special speakers for the event included Mark Mariscal, Region Superintendent of the Department of Recreation and Parks; Ray Brewer, Field Office Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and John N. Vidovich, Assistant Chief of LAFD and Boys & Girls Club Board member.
Our Executive Director Mike Lansing
with Councilman Buscaino
Councilman Buscaino kicked off our groundbreaking ceremony by detailing the new additions to Daniel’s Field and getting our youth members excited about the new athletics programs. He also spoke of the importance of education and our organization’s national impact with the College Bound program.
Executive Director Mike Lansing spoke next about the long journey to get to this point. He expressed his optimism about the new additions to Daniel’s Field and, turning to our youth, explained that we are adding the new area for, “you to use and hopefully that even your kids can one day use.”
We are very excited about the changes we are implementing at Daniel’s Field and the way it will benefit our community. Our athletics programming will expand significantly once the project is complete with the quality recreational opportunities our youth deserve.