Live Oak Park, Fallbrook Youth Baseball receive county funds

The allocation of $323,124 of District Five Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds May 19 included $30,000 for the Fallbrook Community Youth Baseball Council and $21,000 for the Live Oak Park amphitheater.

A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote ratified the recommendation of Supervisor Bill Horn to allocate a portion of his Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget. Each county supervisor has a discretionary Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget to provide grants to non-profit organizations for the furtherance of public purposes at the regional and community levels.

In addition to non-profit organizations, county supervisors can fund schools and fire departments and program money can also be used to supplement other county funding for specific county projects. Each county supervisor recommends the allocation of his or her Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds, although those allocations must be approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors.

Live Oak Park, which is owned by the County of San Diego and maintained by the non-profit Live Oak Park Coalition, has an estimated 40,000 visitors annually. The new amphitheater will allow various organizations to host educational and music programs and will also provide a venue for parties and weddings.

The amphitheater, which will be the only public amphitheater within the Greater Fallbrook area, will seat 80 people while a grassy area will allow for additional seating or standing capacity. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funding will help cover the costs to construct the amphitheater.

The Fallbrook Community Youth Baseball Council seeks to provide athletic opportunity and education for all youth in Greater Fallbrook. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation will help pay for field improvements, constructing a bathroom, a gate and fencing, new flooring for the snack shack, sports equipment and supplies, uniforms, tournament fees, a golf cart, a defibrillator machine and a first aid kit.

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5 Responses to "Live Oak Park, Fallbrook Youth Baseball receive county funds"

  1. The Quinlans   May 28, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful story! We are thrilled Fallbrook Community Youth Baseball Council received this funding! There are so many amazing volunteers in this organization from the Board President, members of the Board, Parents, Coaches, and Grandparents who give tirelessly of their time and money to this organization. The Warriors’ Travel Teams are exemplary examples of baseball at it’s finest! Thank you, FYB and Coaches, who do this all FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME!

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  2. observant   May 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

    If we don’t stop that oak borer beatle, there won’t be a Live Oak Park to fund.

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  3. THE KNOX FAMILY   May 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    We are so grateful to have amazing people involved in FYB. Without the Quinlan/Smith families this grant would not have become a reality. Jen and Stell are both FYB angels!!!

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  4. The Craigs   May 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Youth Baseball in Fallbrook is so lucky to have such an amazing group of volunteers working tirelessly to improve the game and the facilities for our children. For those of you who’s children play but you don’t participate in the volunteering it is important that you realize how much time the people who run your league put in so that your child has a great experience playing ball. Thank you FYB volunteers you are helping to shape the future of Fallbrooks children. What a precious gift you give with your time.

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  5. prodigal   May 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

    What a coincidence that over $300K in taxpayer money went out in district five at this time. District five’s supervisor is up for reelection and has strong opposition. Hmmmmm.

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