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Fundraising Goal of $30,000 reached by Dos Pueblos Little League and Partners in 4 days

Fundraising Goal of $30,000 reached by Dos Pueblos Little League and Partners in 4 days

News item August 24, 2021 by Rechelle Ringer

Santa Barbara, California (August 24, 2021) – Through a combination of amazing regional support and love for the sport of baseball, the local business, government and baseball community all rallied behind Dos Pueblos Little League this week in response to the fire that destroyed the DPLL shed and the equipment it housed at Girsh Park in Goleta.

American Riviera Bank launched a donation matching campaign on Friday, August 20. Thanks to an overwhelming response from residents, local businesses and community leaders, the DPLL announced that, by Monday evening, it had met its fundraising goal and will be able to cover the entire expected cost of lost structure and equipment because of donations and pledges received.

“This is the Central Coast community at its finest,” said Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer at American Riviera Bank. “We couldn’t be prouder of what we were able to accomplish in such a short time. DPLL has been serving our community for almost 50 years – our community showed up to express their appreciation this week.”

In addition to the $7,500 in matching funds American Riviera Bank pledged to the local nonprofit, the City of Goleta, Mark Linehan of Camino Real Marketplace, Daniel and Mandy Hochman, Supervisors Joan Hartman and Greg Hart, and Mayor James Kyriaco made donations totaling $14,000 to bring the campaign over the finish line.

“Our children and youth deserve every opportunity to recreate safely, enjoy sports and create lasting memories. Participation in the Dos Pueblos Little League helps our youth build not only athletic ability but also socialization and relational skills that will last for a lifetime,” said James Kyriaco, Mayor Pro Tempore City of Goleta. “I am so pleased that the City of Goleta was able to partner with Mark Linehan, Daniel & Mandy Hochman, and the offices of County Supervisors Joan Hartmann & Gregg Hart to join the efforts of American Riviera Bank and other community members to help put the fundraising effort over the top”.

Dos Pueblos Little League is actively planning and purchasing all items lost in the fire and will be up and running by start of the Spring Season in early March 2022. Full season plans, exciting new league offerings, and other aspects of DPLL to kick- off the early registration process will be released in October announcement by DPLL.

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