Turf Paradise Marks Its 63rd Season By Donating $10,000 To Local School District ;
Could Generate Hundreds Of Millions For Education Over Time
Turf Paradise will celebrate its anniversary January 12th and as part of that celebration it will offer free grandstand admission to all teachers (with valid ID). It will also present a check for $10,000 to GUHSD officials.
Turf Paradise has a consistent reputation as a family friendly venue and this contribution is an extension of that commitment.
General Manager Vincent Francia said, “Recent headlines have certainly demonstrated that our schools could use help from all sectors. Turf Paradise is proud to step forward and offer that help to the Glendale Union High School District.” Turf Paradise is within the boundaries of the District.
The contribution is also intended to address the need for new sources of revenue for Arizona schools and the track’s willingness to help.
Turf Paradise Owner Jerry Simms said, “Assisting our schools and thanking our teachers reflects a commitment we have always had to giving back to a community that Turf Paradise has called home for more than six decades. It also demonstrates that support for education can and should come from as many sources as possible. This is what Arizona leaders have been trying to accomplish and Turf Paradise supports those efforts.”
Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956 and has operated at the same location (19th Avenue and Bell) ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.