All’s I can say about this one is that we’ll have to wait and see how it works out. Deets below.
You know who likes today’s news? It’s Benji Tosi, American Grand Champion:
MAYOR NEWSOM BREAKS GROUND ON BOCCE BALL COURTS AT JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined community partners including Laborers Local 261, salesforce.com, and Webcor Builders and seven-time U.S. Bocce Ball Champion Benji Tosi to break ground on two regulation size bocce ball courts in the south lawn of Justin Herman Plaza along the City’s waterfront. “These two new bocce ball courts are a great example of activating unused public space,” said Mayor Newsom. “This innovative public-private partnership shows creativity in finding solutions to positively impact our City as a whole and help foster a community of new bocce ball lovers.”
“Salesforce.com is thrilled to be a part of this project,” said Kendall Collins, Chief Marketing Officer for salesforce.com. “This groundbreaking event is a great example of corporate citizens engaged and involved in their communities and helping to improve underutilized land that will be available for public use and recreation.”
In addition to salesforce.com and Webcor Builders in this bocce ball court partnership, the Laborers Local 261 Community and Training Foundation have offered the City a gift of labor and construction materials to create bocce courts on the lawn. As part of this project, Laborer 261 is also providing five San Francisco residents with pre-apprentice training and invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to the construction trade. This construction work requires no additional funds or work from the City and the gift is a revocable gift if the City determines a better use for this space, or the courts are just not working out. The Laborers Training Foundation will return the area to its original condition free of charge.“I am so grateful to be a part of this apprenticeship program to build a recreation space where people can play bocce ball,” said Teresa Perez, Pre-Apprentice Trainee at Laborers Local 261. “As a San Francisco native, I never imagined having this opportunity to learn new skills and receive hands-on construction experience to beautify the city I call home.”
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