Save Mart Supermarkets and the city of Sacramento have reached their goal of raising $1 million to reopen half of the city’s 12 municipal pools this summer, they announced Thursday.
Many city pools were closed last summer due to city budget shortfalls.
Donations came from dozens of Sacramento-area individual donors and businesses, including the Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association ($60,000), Wells Fargo ($50,000) and Steve Ayers of Armour Steel, “whose donation helped lead our business community,” said Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Modesto-based SaveMart contributed matching donations for the fund-raiser, which began Feb. 14. It also contributed $5 for each person who visited the Save Mart Facebook page and clicked on the Save Our Pool Like Drive box.