HIDDEN BEACH PLAYGROUND In memory of Jett Ramsey and in tribute to his family, The DeBernardo Team rallied the communityto raise funds to build a new playground at Hidden Beach Park, the neighborhood park much beloved by Jett,his parents, and siblings.
In June of 2020, despite the pandemic, this team rallied around the Ramsey family and held the fundraiser virtually (see video below.) Thanks to humbling generosity of our community, the project is on track to be built!
#teamjettfighter "It’s important for our community to come together, support our local families and restore the parks and playgrounds that make Aptos such a special place. The Hidden Beach project does both of these things." -Frank DeBernardo of The DeBernardo Team
Hidden Beach Playground-Memorial Tribute to Jett Ramsey Donor Recognition The Santa Cruz County Parks Department has committed to match up every dollar up to $100,000 raised.
Hidden Beach Playground Donors
Thank you to the donors listed below who are building a new playground at Hidden Beach Park.
PROJECT PARTNERS Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services County Park Friends The DeBernardo Group Amy and Chris Ramsey
DONORS $5,000+ Whole Foods Market-Capitola Santa Cruz Warriors $1,000-$4,999 Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman, Drew Dental: Drs. Allyson and Jason Drew, David and Donna Humphreys, Staci Jones, King Insurance & Financial, Ginny Solari Mazry, Judy McAfee, NSM Corporation, The O’Boy Family, Elizabeth & Hannah Posner, Bruce Ramsey, Rio Del Mar Improvement Association, Carol Sisney, The David and Kori Shaw Family Trust, Kent and Caroline Thrasher, Sara Triacca $500-$999 Alberi Plastering, Inc. Collette D’Amico, Jason and Kathleen DeFrancesco, Diane Elia, The High Crew, KP and SG Huber, Interior Vision Flooring & Design, K&D Landscaping, Curtis Pichette, Twin Lakes Church, Val’s Friends in Somersett $250-$499 A Gesture of Kindness Group, Anonymous, Randolph Brock, Mark and Teresa Corwin, Jeff Gaffney, Barbara George, Lyndsay George, Grace Community Church of Reno, Carolyn Gracey, Kimberly Grover, Lisa Haux, Gabrielle and Brian Mackle, David Miller, Mix Family Charitable Fund, Virginia Nosky, Cindy and David Okuji, Dana and Jordan Schoeck/Little Nest Fund CFSCC, Barbara Tyson Cavalieri $100-$249 Lori Adragna, Michelle Archuleta, Ed and Deborah Arredondo, Natalie Aubuchon, Barton Barton, Cheryl Bass, Christina Batistich, Ericka and Chris Bermudez-Martinez, Lisa Bird, Kristine Brackett, Aiden and Aly Boles, David and Cathi Burnham, Cybele Candau, Diane and Steven Canepa, Kate Canlis, Conor, Becky, Seamus & Fiona Carey, Pat and Deb Carroll, Dulari Christierson, Kristin Clark, Bethany Cleland, Stephanie Connelly, Valerie Cook, John and Jenny Davis, Angelo DeBernardo, Kelly Delano-Triacca, Colleen Dietle, Rana DiOro, Spencer Ewing, Mina and Brody Feuerhaken, Gail and Pat Folan, Russ and Robin Forbes, Mike and Heidi Fort, Susan French, Kelly Gaeckle, Tracey Gannon, Andrea Garvey, Sara Gillette, Jennifer Gire, Girl Scouts, Loree Gotcher, Rossana and Raul Grau, Jennifer Greene, Sue Greene, Phyllis Grupe, Lesley Harris, Jill Hazelton, Lisa Holliday, Annette Humphreys-Tennant, Michelle Jacques, Al and Carrie Jett, Greg Jones, Chris and Karen Johnson, Michelle and Tom Klauer, Kruz Kids Day Camp-Twin Lakes Church, The Lampman Family, Chris and Penny Leonard, Sarah Limroth, Los Altos Crews, Steve and Lori Luckenbach, Diana Lyons, Michael and Kimarie Manfre, Julie Marsalisi, Steven and Diane McCargo, McCargo Family Trust, Courtney and Ken McEvoy, Michael Milbank, Caroline and Scott Montgomery, Nikki Moran, Owen and Ava Mueller, Corie Mumford, Lisa Nagamine, Dale Negro, Amanda Newby, Patricia Newby, Grace Nigh, Molly Ording, Mallory Pascal, Peachy Kleen Chem Dry, Gilbert Pennington, Rebecca Peters, Robert and Christine Pfeil, Leslie Phillips, Melissa Molyneaux Pick, Ruby Price, Zoe Rahimi and Family, Daryl & Jeanne Ramsey, Jen Ramsey, Christine and Paul Riccabona, Christi Riddle, Renee Robinett, Jessica and Brad Roeder, Margaret Rosa, Katelin Rudolph, Mary Russell, Mark and Karen Sambrailo, Mary Sandman, Jamie Sanyal, Lisa Smith, Melissa Song, Jen and Ray Spinelli, Rachel Star, Dave Stengl, Melissa Strusis, Kristen Summerrill, Cameron and Cooper Thomas, Julie and Mitch Timko, Erin Torr, Dan Urbancic, Gina Vaggioli, Meg Venter, Leah Von Pervieux, Heidi West, Brad and Allyson Weston, Scott and Debra Wiesner $50-$99 Julie Baldwin, Heather Bellue, Christine Boles, Ia Brown, Teresa Corwin, Barbara Daddario, Alyssa Davis, Traci Dean, Tamara and Andrew Devlin, Danielle Dinatale, Alan and Kathy Ditto, Kristi Doak, Rebekah Dunbar, Jane and Kristian Echenique, Joshua Freedman, Nancy Gerdt and Glenn Lyons, Shannon Graaskamp, Melissa Horn, Sharon and Tom Humphreys, Megan McGooden, The Jones Ohana, Nicky MezaMia La Voie, Dottie Lechtenberg, Thais Lee, Nancy Locatelli, Bailey Lopez, John and Penny Mello, Sarah and Joshua Mitnick, Donna Moon, Stacey and Aaron Montalbo, Barbi Morgano, Erica Moulton, Michelle Moyer, Karla Nigh, Delicia Ormiston, Lauren Patricio, Karina Peterson, Clarence and Sheila Prado, Sharon Reeder, Robin Reyes, Christine Riccabona, Joanne Sampson, Robert and Dana Schmidt, Charity Scott, Damon Shanle, Maureen Stickler, Keri Swenson, Hollie Thayer, Edda Tusinac, Jennifer Ursino, Jerry Wallace $5-$49 Devin Avey, Aracelly Bibl, Barbara and Paul Brennen, Gina Cali, Carly Chavez, Shaina Clary, Christina Cyr, James Davis, Karisa Flores, Vickie Hiddleson, Sally Hume, Annette Humphreys-Tennant, Alison Janecka, Jenna and Susie Kusler, Ann Lorey, MarieLouise Minvielle, Kami Mowbray, Max Rain, Mariah and David Roberts, Karen Russell, Anne Sherwood, Mia Stonecypher, Courtney Sturtevant, Andrew and Heidi Vanvaler All donors gratefully acknowledged on the website during the capital campaign. Significant donors, those who donate $1,000 or more, will also be acknowledged in the permanent donor recognition area at the Hidden Beach Playground unless they request anonymity. Please email Mariah Roberts at email@example.com for any corrections. Donor List Updated as of 8/17/20
Donations by check can be made out to: County Park Friends Subject Line: Hidden Beach Playground Mailing address: 870 17th Ave., STE 2 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Our Mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of Santa Cruz County parks and open spaces for recreational activities, arts and cultural activities to benefit all generations in our diverse community Donations tous are tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization Tax ID #77-0209249
Thank You to the Santa Cruz Warriors
Due to the generosity of the hometown Santa Cruz Warriors, donors who made a contribution to the Hidden Beach Playground from March 1 through July 15, 2020 will be entered into a drawing for two lower-level tickets to a 2020-2021 Golden State Warriors home game at Chase Center. Donors who made a contribution of $500 or more during that time frame are eligible for four general admission tickets to a 2020-2021 Santa Cruz Warriors home game, and donors who generously contributed $1,000 or more will collectively be invited to a Post Practice Lunch with Santa Cruz Warriors players and coaches, time TBD. Also, the first 150 donors who made a contribution of at least $100 are eligible to pick up a Stephen Curry Surfin' Bobblehead during the groundbreaking ceremonies for Hidden Beach Playground, due to community support this threshold was reached 6/20/20.
“We are so grateful for the out pouring of support our family has received from our community and especially the Santa Cruz Warriors! Our family is big fans! We cannot thank everyone enough. Every little bright spot helps us get through each day,” -Amy Ramsey. “The Santa Cruz Warriors are honored to partner with the Ramsey family, The DeBernardo Team, and County Park Friends to raise funds and awareness for a remodel of Hidden Beach Playground in memory of Jett Ramsey. Parks are such a vital part of one’s childhood, and it is our hope that a remodel of the Hidden Beach Playground will provide our youth with a safe and inclusive space to play for years to come. The Warriors are committed to taking an active interest in the well-being of our community and look forward to other community members joining the efforts.” -Santa Cruz Warriors President, Chris Murphy.