[Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the community from Steve Divney, president the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos.]
Dear Community Supporter,
Happy Holidays to you and your family! This time of year many of you will be making a year-end contribution to your community and we hope you will consider a gift to the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos.
Building great parks and great community starts with you. The Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos (PRFSC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in order maintain the finest parks and recreation programs available. With your help, the PRFSC has remodeled Burton Park, provided scholarships to those in need in order to participate in our City's outstanding recreation programs, and upgraded neighborhood parks throughout our city.
The PRFSC is currently partnered with the City of San Carlos to bring even more improvements to Burton Park. These improvements, known as Burton Park Phase II, will begin demolition and construction in late summer, 2013, provided funds are raised. This is where we need your help! Burton Park Phase II involves a public-private fundraising effort led by PRFSC, and will include resurfacing the aging basketball courts, constructing new bocce courts, new landscaping and eco-friendly park features, and creating a permanent stage for the Concerts in the Park series and other community events. See below for a rendering of the proposed project.
The PRFSC has raised approximately $150,000 towards the Burton Park Phase II project, but we have much more work to do. We are committed to contributing at least $250,000 to the City to make these improvements a reality. You can help us reach this goal by making a fully tax-deductible gift today. No amount is too smal.
Donate any dollar amount online by clicking here, or you may send a check to: The Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos, P.O. Box 191, San Carlos, CA 94070
Naming rights of various equipment, benches, and landscaping features are also available, as are the ever- popular named tiles to be placed around the improved Burton Park. These are wonderful ways to memorialize a friend or family member. For more information on these types of gifts from $250 and up click here.
The Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Thank you for your generosity!
President, Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos