The Lompoc Rotary Club donated $25,000 to the Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) on Tuesday to secure funding for the Lompoc Community Track and Sports field.
Previously identified funds in addition to this donation are fully financing phase 1 of the project, organizers said.
The all-weather track and field will be comparable to similar facilities in other districts in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
LUSD Superintendent Trevor McDonald partnered with the Campaign for the Lompoc Community Track and Sports Field in 2016 to begin gathering funding.
“I am extremely proud and excited to have been a small part of completing this task,” Superintendent McDonald said. “This will make a positive impact on many, many individuals for years to come.”
Athletes from Lompoc and Cabrillo High School have been unable to compete in Lompoc due to the current facilities.
Retiring Cabrillo High School Athletic Director Dan Troup said he is excited to bring the competition home.
“It will be great for all District athletes and their families to compete and watch track and field events at a new and improved facility right here in their hometown,” Troup said.
Lompoc High School track and football field to get major makeover