According to an article from The Mercury News, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife Janet recently raised thousands of dollars to help support the dog park at Butcher Park in San Jose. As the article mentions, Steve and Janet regularly bring their four dogs to the park for playtime, and when the couple learned about the park’s need for maintenance and other improvements, they decided to step in and help.
During last year’s Silicon Valley Comic-Con, Steve Wozniak held a fundraiser, during which he autographed items in exchange for a donation to the dog park, located off Camden Avenue. Thanks to this effort, Wozniak managed to raise $23,000 to help out the park.
As a result, Wozniak and his wife were recently honored with Community Hero awards from the San Jose Parks Foundation at its annual Summer Soiree. There, he said, “There are elements of our environment and our culture that benefit greatly from people being willing to help. And some of them are kids, dogs, parks and trails.” The Butcher Park celebration included a handful of elected officials, as well as parks supporters, community leaders, and other dog owners who also frequent the park.
As for the money Wozniak raised, the San Jose Parks Foundation acted as a go-between for the donations, and Executive Director James Reber has confirmed the money has been earmarked for the Butcher Park dog park improvements.
(Read the full article on The Mercury News.)
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