After reading the quote by President Reagan etched on the wall of the President’s statue at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Dr. Larry Boggeln was impressed by two things:
1. He admired the monument and the fact it was inspired by the same kind of individual initiative that was exercised by local volunteers who built the park without government funds.
2. His civic pride was kindled by the fact that President Reagan took the time to praise those Temecula area volunteers for their Can-Do spirit.
Seeing the names of the major donors who built the first phase etched on the monument, he recognized an opportunity to be associated with this proud legacy by becoming a major donor who helped complete the final phase of the monument. He made a down payment of $1,000 as part of his $7,500 pledge toward the cost of the final phase.
“We must raise $60,000 to complete the monument,” notes Perry Peters, president of Friends of Ronald Reagan SP, the 501(3)(c) non-profit that raised some $100,000 to build the first phase, which was donated to the City of Temecula at the first phase dedication earlier this year. “The Boggeln family gave our effort a much needed boost with his generous commitment to our final phase,” Peters added.
With earlier commitments by Andrew Wetherell and Daniel S. Venne, a total of $9,500 in donations and pledges has been received since the first phase was dedicated on