A totally volunteer group, the El Capitan Stadium Association (a 501c3 non profit) is made up of community minded people just like YOU! The El Capitan Stadium Association is the parent host of the Lakeside Rodeo and Grounds.
Lakeside is a small suburb outside of San Diego, CA and we choose to live here because of the wonderful small town with western ideals environment. We truly believe in pitching in and helping each other.
The Association works hard to self-maintain the Rodeo Grounds as it provides funding that is used in support of the youth. The Rodeo buildings and grounds are available for rental 10 months of the year; from the air conditioned main hall equipped with a full kitchen to the professional arena that stands in the glow of a new State-of-the-Art Marquee. With plenty of parking thrown in, the grounds and buildings provide a low cost venue for your events.
In April of every year we host our premier fundraiser for Lakeside youth, the rip roarin' and incredibly entertaining Annual Lakeside Rodeo! 2017 marks our 53rd year!
When Do We Meet?
The Association membership and interested parties meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds main building at 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA at 7 PM. In those meetings, students, kids and coaches, teachers, school administrators, youth leaders and youth clubs present their requests, and request funding for those specific projects and needs.
What is donated?
* An average of $10,000+ every two weeks is donated to fund those requests.
* The building and grounds are often used by youth groups at no cost or for a nominal fee for banquets, testing, programs and community meetings.
* Uniforms, instruments, books, computers, adaptive aids, playground equipment, gardening projects, funding to a local clinic for needy kids, playing fields, lights and equipment, funding for arts, dance and swim.
These are just a few of the requests presented by the teachers, youth leaders and youth which we fund in those bi-monthly meetings.
How do I join?
By now you are probably wondering how much it cost to join... nothing!. It only requires you showing up on one of those scheduled Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Rodeo main building and asking to join in. Then you get to help out when you are available during work parties, events and of course during Rodeo. After a set period of time and consistent meeting attendance, you earn the right to Vote!
We have to admit, just like any group we have differences of opinions, diversity in attitudes and each of us has different talents... but what we all have in common is the sincere belief that we are working hard for the youth of our community in Lakeside.
For more information about joining the Association or to Volunteer...
Just give us a call at 619-561-4331 and leave a message for Marcie, Association Ambassador and Volunteer Coordinator.