REVISED  JUNE 16, 2020

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                                          POLO  GROUNDS (APTOS CA)  PROJECT

Located at 2255 Huntington Drive in Aptos, Polo Grounds County Park has something for everyone young and old, and even pets!  Aptos' best kept secret, the park is almost a perfect place!
The 62 acre community park has 3 ball diamonds, 3 soccer fields and abundant open space.  A dog park and BMX bike course are added features.  A beautiful walking trail surrounds the main grass areas.  Picnic tables and benches are found along the trail route.

On April 27, 2016 a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Polo Grounds County Park building was held at the Polo Grounds Park.

The building was delivered to the Polo Grounds site on July 15, 2016. It was leveled andthe final assembly was completed. It was then connected to the various utilities (water, electricity, etc) . A Grand Opening ceremony was held in September 2016. 

            The Cabrillo Host Lions Club is leading this community improvement program. 

The Cabrillo Host Lions Club Has One Main Long Term Fundraising Project:


Weekly Bingo Game (temporarily suspended). In partnership with two other Lions Clubs, the Cabrillo Lions run a weekly bingo game in the Watsonville area.The funds obtained are used to support Cabrillo Lions Club projects, such as scholarships to worthy high school seniors and donations to local charities such as the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The weekly bingo games bergin at 6:00 PM Wednesday evening at

The Kennedy Youth Center

Our Lady Help of Christians Church

2401 East Lake Avenue  (Highway 152)

Watsonville CA


The Cabrillo Lions Club Also Has Public Service Projects::


The Cabrillo Host Lions Club, along with the school nurses of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, conducts childrens’ vision screening in six Aptos schools in the fall. Under the leadership of Kathleen Kilpatrick, RN, PVUSD team leader, pre-k, kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students attending Mar Vista, Rio Del Mar, Valencia, and Bradley Elementaries, Aptos Jr. High, and Aptos High Schools are screened using the WelchAllen Spot Vision screening camera. In just a few seconds this device can determine the child’s glasses prescription, eye alignment, pupil sizes, and other measurements. If the measurements are abnormal, the visual acuity (20/20 etc.) is measured and the children are given a report for the parents to take to their eye doctors for more detailed evaluation. The Cabrillo Host and Freedom Lions Clubs work together to screen children in all of the PVUSD Watsonville and Aptos schools. Over 1500 students were screened by The Cabrillo Host Lions in 2017. Just under 10% were referred for further evaluation.

These vision screenings are a direct result of the Lions Clubs International program called “Lions Kidsight USA”. This program was designed to screen the most important age group of 6 months to 6 years old, but has grown to reach out to all kids regardless of age or grade level. Further information can be found at the web site

Used eyeglasses collection

Another vision related project is the collection of used eyeglasses. These are collected throughout the USA, refurbished, and distributed to people outside the country who otherwise would not be able to see clearly. The Health Services Chairman, Cabrillo Lion Tim Ingram, is seeking locations for collection boxes throughout the Aptos, Rio Del Mar, and Capitola area. These small (about one foot square) boxes can be placed in libraries, churches, medical offices, stores, and other places that are secure and protected from the weather. The boxes will be emptied regularly by Cabrillo Lions Club members. Managers and supervisors of locations such as these, who might be interested in hosting a collection box, can contact Tim Ingram at or 559-892-5558.

Flag Day

Every February the Cabrillo Lions visit two elementary schools in the Aptos area and talk to the First  Graders about the American flag and what it means. The youngsters are each given a small American flag to keep. The Cabrillo Lions have been conducting this annual event for more than thirty seven years.


The Cabrillo Host Lions Club awards scholarships to local high school seniors who are continuing on to a college or university. The Cabrillo Lions provide scholarship to both Aptos High School and Soquel High School. Both high schools are in the Aptos California area. Usually five students from each high school receive scholarships.


Occurs annually in October, and is open to any child age 11 to 13..

For additional information contact District 4-C6 Peace Poster Chairperson                             Joanna Dang     phone 831-346-7888    Email                       


For students 15 to 18 year old. Occurs every year in February. Contact Krista Brassfield. phone 831-331-0432 for further information

Hidden Beach Cleanup. Hidden Beach,  on the Monterey Bay in Aptos, was "adopted" by the Cabrillo Host Lions Club about nine years ago.  The Cabrillo Lions conduct three beach cleanups every year.


The Polo Grounds County Park near Aptos California is a pleasant 62 acre facility  with sports fields and a dog park. The Cabrillo Host Lions Club  constructed a five foot wide one third mile long pathway along the perimeter of the park area. The route was graded and wooden headers were installed. Sand was added  to provide a smooth even pathway. California Gold gravel was added on top of the sand to finish the path.

There was a Grand Opening ceremony in March 2012. The new pathway is used by community members, and is very much appreciated.


Lion Joanna Dang was appointed as the Leo Club Advisor by the Cabrillo Host Lions Club and has worked very closely with the Aptos High School Leo Club Committee.


Disaster Preparedness Brochure. This document provides suggestions to help people prepare for disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and floods. Feel free to use this document as you wish, to serve your community. 

Here is the document, in PDF format:   userfiles/4954/file/LionsDisasterPrepare.pdf

(Right click on the document name to download it to your computer)



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