San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is donating the free use of a storage unit for the second consecutive year to the California State Games (CSG), a statewide amateur sports festival and grassroots program of the United States Olympic Committee. The 10-by-15-foot unit houses a large quantity of equipment and supplies used by the games seasonally for the summer and winter competitions, particularly during the opening ceremonies.
The mission of the games is to promote and nurture the health, education and well-being of residents by managing a high-quality amateur sports event that encourages community participation and provides an Olympic experience. The summer games will take place at 23 competition venues in San Diego, July 8-11.
The opening ceremonies will be held on Friday evening at Qualcomm Stadium. During this event, approximately 10,000 athletes participate with more than 25,000 spectators. Stored equipment used during the event includes baseballs, softballs, storage buckets, logo merchandise, banners for each sporting event, stage materials for entertainment, and the torch and cauldron.
An athlete party will take place Saturday night at Tidelands Park in Coronado, Calif.
CSG is a non-profit organization headquartered in a very small office, according to representative Lauren Brosamer. The free-unit donation allows the organization to meet its storage needs. CSG uses the SSDS Sorrento Valley, Calif., location, managed by Sandi Neusch.
Founded in 1972, SDSS is one of the largest self-storage providers in San Diego County, with a network of 15 neighborhood self-storage facilities and additional facilities in Los Angles and Orange County. The company is locally owned and operated.