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District to Hold Water Update at Chavez Elementary

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rob Machado Foundation, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club to Join San Diego Unified, CALPIRG in Water Bottle Giveaway
Posted on 04/25/2022
Hydration Station at Mission Bay High School
 

 

 

 

 

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April 25, 2022 
 
MEDIA ADVISORY

Rob Machado Foundation, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club to Join San Diego Unified, CALPIRG in Water Bottle Giveaway 

WHAT:
San Diego Unified will join the Rob Machado Foundation, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, and CALPIRG to provide an update on the district’s clean drinking water initiative. 
 
During the press conference, the Rob Machado Foundation will announce a fundraising drive to provide reusable water bottles for San Diego Unified students and the Loyal Soccer Club will donate the first round to Chavez Elementary School students for use at the school’s newly installed filtered hydration stations.
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
9 - 10 a.m. 
 
WHERE:
Chavez Elementary School
1404 S. 40th St. #3210
San Diego, CA 92113
 
VISUALS:       
9:00 - 9:25 a.m. – Press Conference 
9:25 - 9:35 a.m.. - Water Bottle Giveaway to Students 
9:35 - 9:45 a.m. - Media One-on-Ones, Tour of Hydration Stations 
 
SPEAKERS:   
Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Board of Education President, San Diego Unified
Rob Machado, Founder, Rob Machado Foundation
Ricardo Campos, Club President, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club
Jenn Engstrom, State Director, CALPIRG  
Samer Naji, Facilities Communications Supervisor, San Diego Unified 
Francisco Santos, Principal, Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Student, Chavez Elementary School
 
BACKGROUND:
Since April 2017, San Diego Unified has aggressively worked to provide the cleanest drinking water to its students. Following a districtwide water testing initiative, a strict action level that is three times stronger than legal requirements was adopted in 2020. To meet the stringent 1 part per billion district action level, the district has set out to provide drinking water districtwide through filtered hydration stations.  
 
San Diego Unified’s clean water program was developed with assistance by CALPIRG, and new community partners are joining the effort by providing reusable water bottles for students. 
 
 
EVENT/PARKING MAP
Please enter the Chavez Elementary campus from Beta St. Parking will be permitted along the Beta St. red zone within the campus. 

Chavez ES Water Presser Event Map

MEDIA CONTACTS:  
Samer Naji, Facilities Communication Supervisor, San Diego Unified, 619-548- 3388, [email protected] 
Jamie Ries, Facilities Communication Liaison, San Diego Unified, 619-855-9283, [email protected]