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Pala Band of Mission Indians donates to FGSL


Last updated 2/15/2007 at Noon

PALA — In an effort to ensure that the entire community is afforded first-class recreational facilities, the Pala Band of Mission Indians has donated $5,000 to the Fallbrook Girls Softball League’s (FGSL) Field Improvement Project.

“The Tribe is honored to play such a critical role in assisting FGSL with its mission to raise $10,000 so that it may pursue a $15,000 grant from Major League Baseball,” remarked Robert Smith, chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “This project is about more than just upgrading fields; it is about instilling a sense of place and supporting youth programs throughout the region.”

FGSL is a nonprofit recreational fast-pitch softball league that serves over 200 area girls between 4 and 15 years of age. The money will be used to improve two fields at La Paloma Middle School, a field at Frazier Elementary and two fields at Live Oak Park as well as install a batting cage at the Boys & Girls Club.

Tribal Chairman Smith went on to say, “The Tribe is committed to supporting causes that promote lifelong learning. Softball is an activity that is open to those of all ages and backgrounds and promotes the values of teamwork, leadership and community spirit. It is our hope that these upgrades will provide our children, family and friends with exceptional public facilities that can be enjoyed for years to come.”

The Pala Band of Mission Indians consists of 867 members, with 600 living on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range, located along 5,000 square miles of California’s desert and approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego on Interstate 15.

For further information on donating to FGSL, please contact Field Operations Chairman Gary George at (760) 723-7591 or [email protected]


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