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The Cupertino Union School District’s board of education (CUSD) in California has entered into an agreement with the California Cricket Academy (CCA), a nonprofit organization under 501(c)(3), to renovate a run-down field at the site of the former Luther Elementary School at 220 Blake Ave, Santa Clara, CA.
CCA has been promoting healthy activity, social inclusion and fulfillment for members of the USA Cricket community for the past 16 years.
More than 35 CCA players have represented American U-19 and U-15 cricket teams.
CCA and CUSD are collaborating to modernize the space, accommodate a cricket field, and improve the overall appearance and function. A groundbreaking event was held recently at the venue to mark the beginning of the project.
The site will provide a multitude of benefits that go beyond aesthetics and community recreation.
Children aged five through 17 are thought to be in the pivotal age range when what they learn and grow up with is what they become as adults. The CUSD hopes to inspire at least some of them to hone their skills and bring out their potential and hidden talents in sports.
Sports helps to keep children away from digital media, drugs and habits that can be harmful in the long run and the CUSD hopes to use cricket as a vehicle for positive social change.
The CCA is inviting everyone to help with the renovation of the former Luther Elementary school field. The academy said all donations, “no matter how big or small”, are welcome and would be used to construct and install the best practice nets and a full length, international standard cricket pitch, a storage shed and a portable restroom.
The budgeted cost of the project is $200,000 which includes ground cleanup, grading, a sprinkler system, turf pitch construction and cricket batting cages. For details, visit facebook.com/calcricket