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Audrey Geisel, Scripps Foundation donate to Rec Center

The Rec Center board seeks to improve the playground equipment.
The Rec Center board seeks to improve the playground equipment.
(Ashley Mackin)

Responding to a capital campaign for improvements to the La Jolla Rec Center building and playground, Audrey Geisel of the Dr. Seuss Foundation donated $25,000 and Douglas Dawson of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation granted $20,000 to the Rec Center Board. Board chair Cindy Greatrex said the capital campaign began in March. “Both of these generous donations are for capital renovation and will be used accordingly ... The Board humbly thanks our donors and their vision for the longterm maintenance and beautification of our facility,” she said.

In November 2015, Greatrex said in the coming year and going forward, the board would seek funding for cosmetic changes to the facility. Among them: replacing the audio system and increasing lighting to make the facility safer at night and deter people from sleeping on the grass.

Interested donors may mail contributions to: La Jolla Rec Center Board of Directors c/o La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., San Diego, CA 92037


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