THE RED COATS ARE SEEING GREEN: Veteran’s Park Clean-Up by Committee of 300

Grandpa Ron and Grandma Sue are members of the Committee of 300, a non-profit all volunteer group dedicated to supporting the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, CA, and performing Community Service for the citizens of Long Beach. This morning Grandma Sue and Grandpa Ron participated in the first ever Veteran’s Park clean-up in Long Beach, CA, with several other Committee of 300 and community members. We had a fun time actually! I think there might be some photos posted soon at the Committee of 300 site. If so, I’ll link to them. The Committee of 300 is also known as “The Red Coats” because of their signature red attire. Here’s an example photo.


Committee of 300 Boasts Partnership with City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
to Adopt Veterans Park and Announces First Park Clean Up Event

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 – The Committee of 300 of Long Beach is excited to announce its partnership with the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine by “adopting” Veterans Park located at 101 E. 28th St. The first park clean-up will take place on Feb. 12 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue on subsequent second Saturdays of every month.

6th District Councilman Dee Andrews is joining in the celebration of the partnership and will be on hand as will representatives from Councilman James Johnson’s office whose district the park borders.

“This year our board of directors has placed a strong emphasis on community service, and we’re very thankful to have gotten the support from city council members as well as from the Parks, Recreation and Marine department to help us make this happen,” said Committee President Salvador Farfán. “This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact in the community.

“We hope that by our being out there, the residents and business owners in the surrounding neighborhoods will join us and get to know one another while doing some good. The fact that it gives our members yet another opportunity for service and lets the public know that our organization is active year round is just the icing on the cake.”

The Committee of 300 has been the volunteer group associated with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from the inception of the race. The famed “Redcoats” can be seen on race weekend as ambassadors to all things race-related as well as to the city of Long Beach. The rest of the year C-300 is THE premier volunteer group in Long Beach, volunteering on an ongoing basis with a number of non-profit organizations in addition to the yearly selection of one non-profit to be the recipient of funds raised by the Committee throughout the year. This year’s recipient will be the Historical Society of Long Beach. Last year the Committee raised nearly $5,000 for the Steel Magnolias of the Stramski Center.

For more information on the Committee of 300, visit or call (562) 981-9200.

Salvador Farfán, C-300 President 2010-11
562 397-5674
Cheryl Portugal, C-300 Executive Assistant
562 981-9200

The Committee of 300 website tells about the Long Beach Grand Prix race.

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

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