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Assemblyman Marc Steinorth hosts “Stuff the Bus” for Local School Athletics

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Assemblyman Marc Steinorth Thanks the Community
for Helping Him “Stuff the Bus” for Local School Athletics

Raised $14,000 in Athletic Equipment to Benefit San Bernardino City Unified Students

SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, today thanked the community for participating in his “Stuff the Bus- Sports Edition” campaign.  The month-long drive resulted in $14,000 in new athletic equipment being donated to benefit students enrolled in the San Bernardino City Unified School District schools.

“I am so proud of how our community stepped up to support San Bernardino school students by helping me to ‘Stuff the Bus’ with new athletic equipment,” said Assemblyman Steinorth.  “Thanks to the generosity of the 66ers, Athletes for Life and everyone who donated so generously, San Bernardino students will have necessary sports equipment to participate in sports programs this fall.”

“Stuff the Bus – Sports Edition” was a month long drive that kicked off an ongoing grassroots effort to support the San Bernardino City Unified School District, which has faced tough budget cuts in recent years.  Donation bins were set up at locations throughout the community.

On Friday, the Assemblyman joined community partners at San Manuel Baseball Stadium in collecting donations at the Inland Empire 66ers game.  The 66ers Foundation was a co-sponsor of this year’s “Stuff the Bus” drive. 

At the game, Steinorth met with constituents and answered questions about education and other state issues.  He joined supporters in making an on-field presentation about “Stuff the Bus” before the game.  Retired NFL player Tyrone “Ty” Montgomery and Ron King were on hand to support the effort by throwing the first pitch on behalf of Athletes for Life, one of the partners of “Stuff the Bus-Sports Edition.” 

After the game, the balls, bats, gloves, and other athletic equipment donated by the community were loaded into a school bus provided by Durham School Services and transported to the San Bernardino City Unified School District offices for distribution.

“I want to thank the members of the community who donated and provided our sports programs with much-needed athletic equipment for the upcoming school year,” said Dr. Dale Marsden, Superintendent of San Bernardino City Unified School District. “I want to thank Assemblyman Steinorth for spearheading this campaign and for his tireless efforts in supporting our San Bernardino schools.”

“I can’t thank the community and Assemblyman Steinorth enough for their commitment to our local schools,” said San Bernardino City Unified School District trustee Margaret Hill. “The ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign will benefit our athletic programs that have faced tough budget cuts.  Thanks to the generosity of the community, students will now be able to continue in school athletic programs that are so important to preparing them for the future.”

Stuff the Bus – Sports Edition community partners included Athletes for Life, Rotary Club of San Bernardino North, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Durham School Services, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Athletic Federation, and Sports Authority. 

In July, Assemblyman Steinorth will kick off the annual “Stuff the Bus” drive to raise much-needed school supplies and other necessities for needy students in the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

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Photo 1:  (l to r) Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, San Bernardino City Unified School District trustee Margaret Hill, and retired NFL player Tyrone “Ty” Montgomery of Athletes for Life make an onfield presentation about “Stuff the Bus-Sports Edition” at the Inland Empire 66ers game on Friday, June 12.

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Photo 2:  Assemblyman Marc Steinorth with community partners and volunteers getting ready to “Stuff the Bus” for San Bernardino school athletics outside San Manuel Stadium on Friday, June 12.

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Photo 3: (l to r) Community Outreach Director for the Community Action Partnership, Marlene Merrill; Executive Director for the Community Action Partnership, Patricia Nickols-Butler; San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Dale Marsden; San Bernardino City Unified School District trustee Margaret Hill; Retired NFL player Tyrone “Ty” Montgomery of Athletes for Life; and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth collect donations for the “Stuff the Bus” drive for San Bernardino school athletics outside San Manuel Stadium on Friday, June 12.

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, represents the 40th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the cities of Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda, and portions of San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga.

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