On March 27th, American Legion Post 731 was awarded the San Diego City School Districts 2012/2013 "Partner of the Year" award. Post 731, for the last 17 years, has been donating two bicycles every month for academic achievement with its partner school Chesterton Elementary, a predominantly military school located in off base housing. To date, the Post has awarded over 300 bicycles with untold hours of community service. Each month, Post 731 members attend the schools award and recognition ceremony. Post members award two bikes, then pull names selected by teachers for two lucky students for the next month. Academic achievement and citizenship make the criteria.
Chesterton Elementary selected Post 731 as their partner of the year, which then was submitted to the School District, who selected Post 731 out of many school nominations. Post 731 was awarded the "Partner of the Year" in front of over 300 attendees. Past Junior Commander Mr. Jerry Corder has been involved in this program for the last twelve years.
Pictured (L-R) Past Junior Commander Jerry Corder, San Diego City School Superintendent Mr. Bill Kowba, Post Commander Chuck Camarato and Chesterton Elementary Principal Mr. Herb Delute