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Thanks to all, Davis High is back on track

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May 23, 2010 |

Special to The Enterprise

What a difference a year makes!

A year ago, Davis experienced a ground-breaking that had been in the making for well over a decade. The Davis High School Stadium was finally getting its due. After more than 40 years of service to generations of Blue Devils, the stadium was finally going to be honorably retired and embark on a journey of rebuilding and critically needed modernization.

The Davis High School Symphonic Band played triumphantly while local television stations covered the festivities. A ceremonial and yet very real demolition of an old storage shack was recorded live and the goal posts were plucked from the ground. The renovation of the districtÕs largest classroom was about to begin.

Even before the golden shovels broke ground, the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, a partner with the Davis Joint Unified School District in the project, was already out of the gate and working to ensure that DHS was truly ÒBack on Track.Ó

Speed forward to today, and Phase 1 of the stadium renovation is complete! Davis High has a new all-weather track and field, energy-efficient lights and new scoreboards for both the center and north fields. Also new are the long and triple jumps pits, the pole vault pit and shot-put/discus circle.

This completion of Phase 1 brought with it a heightened level of activity, a revitalized Blue Devil spirit and a renewed sense of Blue Devil pride. Take a moment and see it for yourself Ñ drive by Halden Field on Oak Avenue any weekday afternoon and you are likely to see well over 100 students using the still only partially renovated facility.

There are track meets, lacrosse tournaments, physical education classes, and conditioning workouts for volleyball, baseball, football and more. The sight and the sound of all those students Ñ active and engaged Ñ are gold standard measures of success.

What a difference a year makes!

We asked the community to lend a hand for the stands, and you did! The DHS Blue & White Foundation has received donations from more than 1,000 businesses, individuals and families. The communityÕs generosity has allowed the renovation to move forward and near its completion.

Combine in-kind service donations with the $1.1 million-plus in cash raised by the foundation, and the contributions to this project exceed $1.6 million in value. We are incredibly grateful to community members for stepping up to the challenge, for reaching deep and coming forward to leave their mark.

With great excitement and tearful nostalgia, the community witnessed just a few weeks ago the demolition of the old stands, press box and snack shack. The demolition marked the culmination of the Back on Track campaign and the beginning of Phase 2.

The partnership that formed a year ago between the Davis school district, Brown Construction and the DHS Blue & White Foundation has truly come full circle. This fall, Davis High will have new ADA-compliant bleachers, bathrooms, concession stand and press box.

This highly anticipated triumph is a tribute to the generosity of our donors and the hard work of a caring and thoughtful community. Thanks to all of you, the Big Blue Machine will once again have a facility that provides a solid foundation for education and achievement. It is a dream long sought, long in coming, but finally, come true.

The DHS Blue & White Foundation is proud to thank the many members of the community who gave, who worked and who will have left their mark on Davis High. We are grateful to Ron and Mary Brown for their stewardship in this project. We are thankful for the leadership of Superintendent James Hammond, Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby and Board of Education members Sheila Allen, Gina Daleiden, Richard Harris, Susan Lovenburg and Tim Taylor.

The students and community of Davis will reap the benefits of this investment for decades and generations to come.

Ñ Nancy Peterson and Miriam Fisk are board members of the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, writing on behalf of the entire board. The foundation, established in 2002, is the nonprofit alumni association for Davis High School.

Special donors

Donations of $1,000 or more came from:

Adrian Blanco

Andy Gagnon

Ann Evans

ARP Family Foundation

Belenis Family

Bill and Nancy Roe

Blackbaud

BlakeÕs Heating and Air

Bob Dietz

Brattesani Family

Brent Martin

Brooks Painting

Brown Construction

Bryon Rockwell

Cameron Beck

Carbahal & Company

Carrie Larsen

Catherine Farman

Charles & Rochelle Swanson

Chris Snow

Chris Stabenfeldt

Chuck and Lori Krouse

Cindy Gnos

Classes of 1950-1965

Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate Inc.

Craig Greenough

Cynthia Ruff

Dan Dowling

Dave Ewing

Davis Ace Hardware

Davis Bike Club

Davis Graduate

Davis Surgery Center

Davis Waste Removal

Delee & Jerry Beavers

Dennis Broward

Dennis Campos

Dottie Bonneau

Doug Malinoff

Dr. Angeline Lee

Dr. James Childress

Dr. Matthew Molitor

Dr. Robert Peterson

Dr. Steven & Lorraine Smith

Enrique J. Lavernia

Fisk Family

Five Star Bank

Frances La Mar

Gold Standard Diagnostic

Greg McNece

GU Energy Labs

Janet & Rex Berry

Janus Foundation

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Nicholson

Jim Campbell

John & Lesli Chuck

John Griffiths

Jordan Gardner

Kathryn Noda Miura

Marilyn Mansfield

Mark & Lisa Nelson

Mark Blake

Mark Bollinger

Mary and Ron Brown

Michael DeWit

Michael Petersen

Mike Hart

Chris McDermott

Mike McDermott

Morse Remodeling

Nancy Peterson

Neighborhood Partners LLC

Pam Mari

Paul & Diana Schmiegel

Paul Makley

Paul Sieracki

Peter and Heidy Kellison

PG&E

Plumbing M.D.

Randy Morandi

Raymond Lee

River City Bank

Roger Gambatese

Roger Salquist

Rotary Club of Davis

S360 Development

Scott & Sue Carter

Setzer Foundation

Soderquist Family

Stephanie Cross

Tandem Properties

Theodore Caldwell

Timothy Taylor

Tom and Tor Cross

Tony M. Sanchez

Unger Family

University Honda

William Leonard

William Yates

Woodland Healthcare

Wyatt Properties

Yackzan Family

Yolo Federal Credit Union

Yolo Solano Air Quality  District

two anonymous donors

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