Making a Difference Every Day for the Youth in Our Community Awareness - Prevention - Intervention - Education
The Atascadero Greyhound Foundation has been serving the Atascadero community for more than 20 years, gradually adding more events that serve its mission. We have grown, and continue to give because of the generous donors, sponsors and participants of our events. Our events are a benefit to the community in healthy activity — either athletically, musically, educationally, or in the fight against addiction.
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year - 2012.
California Department of Education Certificate of Recognition as a program of the Model Continuation High School, Paloma Creek High School.
California Continuing Education Association Exemplary Program Award 2019.
Kiwanis of Atascadero Outstanding Non-profit of the year 2018.
Established in 1994, the Atascadero Greyhound Foundation was first known as the Atascadero Athletic Foundation. We were formed with the sole purpose of raising funds to improve the
track at Atascadero High School. Then principal, Jim Stecher, recalls the six-lane, dirt track that flooded every winter. Now the students of Atascadero High School and the members of the community enjoy a sleek nine-lane, all-weather track.
We have four big events throughout the year, and support the LIGHTHOUSE committee and the Committee for Atascadero Public Schools, which provide for the kids in the Atascadero Unified School District in different ways. These events include the Wayne Cooper Memorial Golf Tournament, Hall of Fame Celebration, Hares & Hounds, and the All Comers Track Meet.
The Atascadero Greyhound Foundation is proud of its motto "Making a Difference Every Day for the Youth in Our Community" and our efforts have made that motto a reality.
LIGHTHOUSE: Weapon of Rescue is a brilliant story told by Carol Freed Gobler, an Atascadero community member, who reveals the awakening of this town’s unwelcome shadow – the monster of drug abuse. She walks us first through the darkness, then through the light as the community finally wakes up to the danger.
A must read for community residents, teachers, and families, the light from
LIGHTHOUSE must stay on so as to continue protecting our children.
Carol’s writing style moves the reader into feeling the pain and the fear – much like walking in another person’s shoes. With great empathy, she takes you on each family’s journey over the stormy seas and then into these newly chartered waters of hope that LIGHTHOUSE has created.