A year and a half ago, SAL Squadron 731 member Chris Limon approached the Post 731 officers with a proposal of building a much-needed new community skate park for our youth.
The officers did not hesitate to commit and support Limon's dream. With many community fundraising events, numerous community outreach demonstrations, in partnership with the Tony Hawk Foundation, and with an onslaught of community businesses and local government partnering together, the project has reached its financial backing goals.
On July 10, at the proposed site location, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, along with City Councilmember Scott Sherman, presented the Linda Vista Community Recreational Center, home of Post 731, a check for $3,040,000 to begin construction.
Post 731 would also like to thank the Tony Hawk Foundation for their generous donation of $40,000.
When American Legion members put their hearts to it, huge dreams can be fulfilled. Skate parks are a huge craze with today's children and youth.
Pictured with Mayor Faulconer is Post 731 1st Vice Commander John Preiss and Post Judge Advocate Ron Tomcek.