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For Immediate Release
August 16, 2005

Local Youth Sports Team Scores Funds for Volunteer Work Central Basin Presents Football, Soccer and Baseball Leagues with $11,085

Local Youth Sports Team Scores Funds for Volunteer Work

Central Basin Presents Football, Soccer and Baseball Leagues with $11,085

Hawaiian Gardens, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District Director Phillip D. Hawkins proudly presented the Hawaiian Gardens Pop Warner Football League, the Hawaiian Gardens Eagle Soccer League and the Hawaiian Gardens Little League with checks totaling $11,085 on Tuesday, August 9th for their participation in the Ultra-Low-Flush Toilet (ULFT) Distribution program.

On June 4th, 2005, during the distribution event, the groups combined to distribute 739 ULFTs, which will conserve 7 million gallons of water annually, enough to supply 43 families for a year. Pop Warner Football League earned $4,894.56, the Eagle Soccer League collected $4,512.31 and the Little League received $1,678.13 for helping the District distribute the ULFTs to the residents of Hawaiian Gardens. Scott Warnner, Vice President of the Pop Warner League, Steve Gomez of the City of Hawaiian Gardens on behalf of Eagle Soccer and Racheal Murguia, President of the Little League, and Rick Jaramillo, Vice President, accepted the checks at the Hawaiian Gardens City Council meeting. Toby Moore, District Manager of Southern California Water, which donated 500 ULFTs to the event, was also on-hand for the presentation.

Since 1995, Central Basin has worked with non-profit, community-based organizations and local high schools to promote conservation programs while helping them earn money for their assistance. These organizations receive funding for each old “water-wasting” toilet that is returned for recycling. The money raised is used for a variety of items ranging from purchasing team uniforms to funding school improvements.

“This program is so beneficial for everyone involved,” said Dir. Hawkins, who represents Division V, which includes Hawaiian Gardens. “Organizations that participate in our ULFT program earn money for things they need by helping the public conserve water, which is important in Southern California. It’s just great for the community.”

The ULFT distribution program was established to provide the public with free high-quality toilets that save an average of 26 gallons of water per day. This translates into savings of more than 4 million gallons annually.

Pictured from left: Steve Gomez, Hawaiian Gardens Acting Director of Human Services; Director Phillip D. Hawkins, Central Basin; Betty J. Schultze, Hawaiian Gardens Council Member; Toby Moore, District Manager of Southern California Water; Michiko Oyama Canada, Hawaiian Gardens Council Member; John F. Heckerman, Hawaiian Gardens Council Member; Petra Prida, Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Pro- Tem; Scott Warnner, Vice President of Pop Warner; Racheal Murguia, President of the Little League; Leonard Chaidez, Hawaiian Gardens Mayor; and Rick Jaramillo, Vice President of Little League.