By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels and Jennifer Valenzuela, Needles Recreation Manager (Information):
Needles, California: The City of Needles will be dedicating the building at the Nikki Bunch Memorial and Franz Flowers ballparks the “JoJo Garcia Memorial Sports Complex” during a ceremony being held at 10:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 11th, 2021.
The dedication of the sports complex is in honor of a great community and sports volunteer Joseph “JoJo” Garcia who passed away back on Thursday, November 14th, 2019.
Joseph Garcia, also known by many in the community as “Jose Garcia,” “Joe” and “JoJo”, was a long-standing volunteer in the City of Needles.
JoJo selflessly donated many hours/years to the City’s youth basketball and flag football league. He was also involved in Needles Little League, CRAGS Softball, St. Vincent thrift store and St. Ann’s Catholic church, just to name a few.
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The ceremony will be held next to the building at the Nikki Bunch Memorial and Franz Flowers ballparks, located off J Street just east of Bailey Avenue.
According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams will be present for the ceremony, and the public is welcome to attend.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels asked that anybody planning o attend to please follow COVID-19 guidelines; social distancing and wear face mask.
The ceremony will be either broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook or recorded to post soon after on ZachNews.
For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Needles City Manager Rick Daniels at: 1 (760) 326-2113.