Wednesday, July 3, 2013

S.O.A.P. - Save Our Activities Programs

Now Under the Leadership of The Matt Garcia Foundation
S.O.A.P. - Save. Our. Activities. Programs.

Attention concerned citizens of Fairfield!
As you all may know, the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School district has come upon hard times. Recent budget cuts have closed schools and severely limited valuable resources for our youth. Included in these cuts are secondary education stipends that fund athletic and co-curricular programs in middle school and high school. These are vital activities that provide a well-rounded high school experience for our youth, and they must be preserved.

In 2010, an effort began to raise funds solely to save the athletics programs in our high schools in Fairfield. This was spearheaded by a group of parents who called themselves S.O.A.P (Save. Our. Athletics. Programs). This original S.O.A.P. successfully raised over $100,000 for our sports programs. However, by 2011 the impact of S.O.A.P had diminished and no longer had the same level of support from the community.

The newly constructed S.O.A.P is now a fundraising committee under the leadership of the Matt Garcia Foundation. It has expanded its vision to encompass the many influences that shape the positive educational experiences of your youth.

Therefore Save. Our. Athletics, Programs has become Save. Our. Activities. Programs. As a subcommittee of The Matt Garcia Foundation, the S.O.A.P Advisory Board is headed up by a foundation board member, Dwight Lundy, and consists of five youth representatives: Brittany Chudzinski, Leilani Reyes, Eric Brimer, Cristian Cobos, and Darius Levan.

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide valuable direction and accountability to the group. The Foundation’s own vision to support youth, stop crime, and strengthen our community is a perfect fit for S.O.A.P.’s mission of youth empowerment. We are here to ensure our Fairfield youth are provided with the best high school experience possible. These programs are crucial – please join us in helping to save them. Thank you!

Please Make Donations to:

The Matt Garcia Foundation
P.O Box 3301
Fairfield, Ca 94533
(Put in check memo “S.O.A.P” or “The Matt Garcia Foundation/ S.O.A.P”)

Facebook: S.O.A.P (Save. Our. Activities. Programs.)

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