ABOUT THE FIELD
Tommy loved soccer and helped spread joy for the game across Los Angeles and beyond. But Los Angeles, and especially Tommy’s West Los Angeles Neighborhood, is lacking dedicated public field space, limiting the growth of free and unstructured play.
When Tommy passed away, our community encouraged us to honor Tommy by building a full-size soccer/multipurpose field with lights in his name. Together we fundraised while LA’s Department of Recreation Parks managed the field’s design and proposed location, Westwood Park and Recreation Center. Tommy’s Field will support meaningful free play and new park programming, as well as serve local schools and youth organizations.
Tommy’s Field will be for everyone, and a place where Tommy and his passion for soccer, and all sports, will be forever remembered.
We are beyond grateful to the those who have donated to Tommy’s Field and continue to support the TM23 Foundation. From children who have hosted lemonade stands and asked for donations instead of birthday presents, to individual and corporate donors and those who went above and beyond by hosting special fundraising events that honored Tommy, we are proud to announce that a total of $1.2 million has been raised to build Tommy’s Field.
A special thank you to the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club for supporting our family, co-sponsoring Tommy’s Field and recommending that the time has come to work together for the benefit of youth sports.
TM23 fundraising efforts for Tommy’s Field will continue indefinitely to ensure that Tommy’s Field is forever properly maintained in his name.
TOMMY’S FIELD UPDATE
JAN. 16, 2020
Recreation and Park Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Tommy’s Field at Westwood Recreation Center!
Targeting a late spring 2020 field groundbreaking event.