October 25, 2012
LAWT Wire Service
The Dorsey High School football team, coaches and administrators celebrated this past Friday with Los Angeles real estate developer Sonny Astani and former Labor Leader, Martin Ludlow with a new state-of-the art weight room.
Astani made his donation to the Dorsey Football Boosters, a non-profit organization which was created by Ludlow to help purchase uniforms, medical supplies, training equipment and college-bound computer programs. Astani’s donation enabled the boosters to completely renovate the school’s weight room. Now, student-athletes for the Dorsey Dons can work out with new free weights and gym equipment in a freshly-painted facility adorned with state-of-the-art flat screen televisions and audio systems. High school game films can now be assembled and viewed on a digital editing system.
“For years, Dorsey High student-athletes have worked out in an inferior facility,” said Dorsey Football Boosters founder Martin Ludlow. “With the monetary donation from Sonny Astani and the enthusiastic support of the principal and head coach, this renovated weight room is a symbol of progress, and it’s a show of support for the outstanding legacy of Dorsey High athletics.”
Astani added: “One of the joys of being able to help others is to witness the work of organizations like the Dorsey Football Boosters. I am proud to be associated with a group that’s dedicated to helping young men and women achieve success in life -- now and in the future.”
The ceremony on Friday in the weight room included Dorsey head coach Paul Knox and Dr. Reginald Sample, Dorsey principal.