Community Service

Members of the UC Over 35 Basketball League are always encouraged to do community service and encourages others to help out when they can.

April 2012 - 2012 National Volunteer’s Month Recognition

Big Kudos to Kristy and all the supervisors who work with nearly 28,000 volunteers each year. Park and Recreation volunteers average 200,000 hours each year to help the department fulfill its vision of providing “quality parks and programs.” Stacey LoMedico

Standley Recreation Center has been fortunate to have John LaChica as a volunteer because of the great contributions he has made over the years. He is the current adult men’s basketball league director, but saw that there was a lack of represented sports for the youth. He took the initiative of asking how he could get involved and was given the opportunity to coach a city flag football team. With great enthusiasm he started the city flag football program which initially started off with two teams but has grown to five.
John not only coaches most of the flag football teams representing Standley Park, but has been involved mentoring youth through different sports for many years in the University City Community. John first started giving his time coaching when he was out of high school and has not stopped since. One of his most memorable moments coaching was watching a young player on his baseball team go from not being able to catch a single ball to sticking out his glove and catching a pop-fly in a game. John gets excited about it even today, as he explains that moment of great joy to watch his player excel. John has so many memorable moments and team successes, but he says that the greatest benefit is “the enjoyment of kids playing the game”. His passion for coaching has made an impact in more ways than one, on individual’s lives, and also in the greater community.


June 8 , 2008 - Members of the UC Over 35 Basketball League spread mulch down at the park and ride at the end of Governor.