Save Mart gift aids athletic program

Track facilities at Fresno Pacific University were enriched today by a gift from Save Mart Supermarkets.

The grocery chain donated over 25 tons of compost to help with seeding the area around the Bill Cockerham Track, part of the Steinert Athletic Complex. The first event on the new track, planned for this spring, will be the university's first true home meet in more than 25 years. When complete, the $2.5 million complex will include the Max and Charlotte Steinert Soccer Field, scheduled for play in the fall of 2001.

This is the third such gift to the university from Save Mart. All Save Mart stores participate in this unique recycling program that turns their unsold produce, waxed coated boxes and wooden produce crates into organic compost, without the use of bio-solids or manure. The material is processed by Community Recycling.

Fresno Pacific University is an accredited Christian university. Located on a 42-acre, park-like campus in southeast Fresno, FPU has an enrollment of more than 1,700 students—half in graduate and half in undergraduate. The university also enrolls 12,000 students annually in its professional development studies programs offered locally and throughout the world


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations