EL CAJON — Stoney’s Kids Legacy (SKL) has been a longtime Golden Sneaker Sponsor, which is the highest level of sponsorship in the REC Campaign. The campaign was established in 1997 with the purpose of raising funds for youth scholarships and the purchase of recreation program equipment. Last year alone, the Recreation Dept. was able to provide over 400 youth scholarships to youth in East County through REC Campaign funding. SKL’s generous support was instrumental in providing these great opportunities. The Recreation Dept. thanks Stoney’s Kids Legacy for their generous support.
Pictured right, from left: SKL Board Member Chuck Hansen, SKL Board Chair Bonnie Stone and SKL Board Member Eric Lund receive recognition from the El Cajon Recreation Department for their vast contributions as a Golden Sneaker Sponsor to their REC Campaign.
Stoney's Kids Legacy Donates to Olaf Wieghorst Museum
Long Time Golden Sneaker Sponsor, Stoney’s Kids Legacy Recognized
Stoney's Kids Legacy Making Season's Bright for
La Mesa Chamber Military Families
Stoney's Kids Legacy, A Culture of Generosity — In The News
EL CAJON — Stoney's Kids Legacy (SKL) donates $2,489.00 to the Wieghorst Museum, Thursday, Oct. 5.
The grant will enable third grade students to visit to an art museum. For many kids this will be their only opportunity to be exposed to this type of cultural art and history.
The experience may encourage some of the kids to realize their interest in art or the history involving the American West.
Pictured right, from left: SKL Board Member Chuck Hansen, SKL Board Chair Bonnie Stone presenting the grant check to Wieghorst Museum Board Member Jim Daniels.
Pictured above, center: Stoney’s Kids Legacy Chair Bonnie Stone awards La Mesa Chamber CEO/President Mary England (second from right) with a $2500 grant to assist in the chamber’s Holiday program assisting local military families.
LA MESA — The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they have been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,500 from Stoney’s Kids Legacy for their La Mesa Military Families Toy Drive/Holiday Project.
The Chamber is passionate about being a good community leader and this project is an excellent opportunity to assist children living in military housing in La Mesa. The Chamber reaches out to members, friends and the public to join in this project and purchase new toys, diapers and other items that will be given to these children and their families.
This grant will allow the Chamber to purchase many items needed, as well as gift cards to make this holiday season for these military families memorable.
Stoney’s Kids Legacy – ‘A Culture of Generosity’ – is a 100 percent volunteer, non-profit organization that was created by B.W. ‘Stoney’ Stone whose greatest passion, aside from his family, was helping underprivileged children. That passion allowed him to found the East County Toy and Food Drive over 42 years ago.
Stoney asked the Salvation Amy to join this toy drive and after several years of hosting the event, Viejas Casino & Resort took on a major roll, collecting thousands of toys annually.
Over 20,000 families and over 50,000 children have been assisted by Stoney’s efforts. In addition to this assistance, $50-$60 thousand dollars has been raised for families and the children of East County through the Toy and Food Drive annually. Stoney passed away in 2016 but his legacy and his culture of generosity lives on via his non-profit organization, Stoney’s Kid’s Legacy (SKL).
Stoney’s Kids Legacy has raised and distributed over $750,000 for less fortunate kids and programs since it’s inception 26 years ago.
Stoney may no longer be within our midst physically, but his spirit lives on strong throughout East County and his organization – Stoney’s Kids Legacy – ‘It’s All About The Kids!’