Real Estate Developer and USC Alumnus Astani Recognized for Gift to Athletic Program
(Los Angeles, CA; October 22, 2012) –The Dorsey High School football team, coaches and administrators honored Los Angeles real estate developer Sonny Astani in a dedication ceremony at Dorsey High School on Friday, October 19, 2012. The event was held on the Dorsey campus in the school's weight room.
Astani was honored for his donation to the Dorsey Football Boosters, a non‐profit organization that has enabled the boosters to completely renovate the school's weight room. Now, student‐athletes for the Dorsey Dons can work out with new free weights and gym equipment in a freshly‐painted facility adorned with state‐of‐the‐art flat screen televisions and audio systems. High school game films can now be assembled and viewed on a digital editing system. What was recently an antiquated room with rusting equipment will now be a welcoming training spot for the young men and women of Dorsey High School.
"For years, Dorsey High student‐athletes have worked out in an inferior facility," said Dorsey Football Booster founder Martin Ludlow. "With the monetary donation from Sonny Astani and the support of members of the Dorsey High community, this renovated weight room is a symbol of progress, and it's a show of support for the outstanding legacy of Dorsey High athletics."
Astani added: "One of the joys of being able to help others is to witness the work of organizations like the Dorsey Football Boosters. I am proud to be associated with a group that's dedicated to helping young men and women achieve success in life ‐‐ now and in the future." The ceremony on Friday in the weight room included members of the Dorsey High football team and its coaching staff, led by head coach Paul Knox, and Dr. Reginald Sample, Dorsey principal.
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