"Limoneira's donation came at just the right time for us," says Danny Guzman, Santa Paula Union High School athletic director. "Costs go up, but budgets remain the same. The donation will enable the school to provide a first-rate athletic program to our students."
"Athletics are critical in the development of our teens and are part of a well-rounded education," says Alan Teague, Limoneira's chairman of the board. "Teamwork, sportsmanship and problem solving are all skills acquired through sports competition. Participating in team athletics enable kids to develop friendships and to grow socially. The focus and dedication needed in athletics transfer to academics. Limoneira wants to make sure Santa Paula High's sports programs remains a strong part of the high school experience."
Santa Paula Union High School offers football, basketball, baseball, golf, swimming, wrestling, track and field and softball. Parents are often asked to pay for items such as uniforms and transportation. "Many of our parents simply can't afford to pay for extra curricular activity costs," says Dr. David Gomez, superintendent, Santa Paula Union High School District. "Limoneira's donation will reduce some of this burden."
In addition to its contribution to Santa Paula High, Limoneira has devoted resources to make sure athletics are an important part of its East Area I development . The development will include a 35-acre sports park with soccer, baseball, softball, track, football and basketball facilities, several neighborhood parks with play areas and fields, and designated open spaces with miles of hiking trails.
For more information, please visit www.limoneira.com or call 805-525-5541.
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Limoneira Company, an international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, Calif., is a premier integrated, sustainable agribusinesses with approx. 7,300 acres of agricultural land, real estate and water rights throughout Calif. www.limoneira.com.