Early Restoration Efforts
The first genuine effort to address the larger problem of structural integrity and maintenance of Crocker Field was started by Don Woods, a graduate of FHS, WWII Marine Corp veteran, and a volunteer track coach. Don loved what Crocker Field stood for, and he was devoted to preserving it for the student athletes he loved and coached as well as for future generations.
Don was tenacious in his efforts to get support. He organized volunteers and classmates and raised $150,000 to repair cracking and deteriorated concrete in the open grandstands. Structural Engineer Lenny Laakso, now Crocker Field Restoration Committee President, designed and inspected the repair work.