A million dollar dream in the making for over 4 years, the Suncor Boys and Girls Club was proud to unveil the Suncor Youth Development Park, as well as present the official dedication of Pat Bowlen Field to an audience of partners, donors and community organizers on Thursday afternoon. The multi-sport playing field, equipped with an electronic scoreboard, rests on a 10,000-square-foot site on the west side of the Boys and Girls Club building in Commerce City. The ever-green field which is made of synthetic turf, will be used for all of the club’s in-house sports leagues like baseball, volleyball, and football.
On hand to witness the occasion were senior partners of The Sawaya Law Firm, Michael Sawaya and Richard Rose. Through a partnership with a local TV station, the firm was granted an opportunity to sponsor the Suncor Youth Development Park. Sawaya and Rose were eager to attend and show their support of this important expansion in the programs offered to the kids of Commerce City.
“To have access to this level of quality recreational equipment, run by a staff that care, and to bring it all together through donations and sponsorship, it really is a magical thing for these kids,” says Sawaya.
Mr. Sawaya and The Sawaya Law Firm have a long standing tradition of supporting various communities throughout Colorado. Many times a year the law firm offers it’s well-known Holiday Cab Program to keep the streets safe from potential drunk drivers. The firm launched it’s own Teen Driving Safety campaign, complete with booklets that were hand-delivered to local high schools. The firm is also proud of its partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation, and passionately advocates for reducing the dangers of distracted driving.
Funded in part by proceeds from the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, the field was made possible from private donations and grants from organizations including the Daniels, Fund, Colorado Garden Club, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Buffalo Wild Wings. The park is an example of the possibilities that should be duplicated in communities across the country, private organizations working with local and state resources – investing in our children, and leaving a legacy.
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