Restore the Roar, CKM Coaches and Parents have joined together to develop a plan to modernize McClatchy’s old and unsafe athletic facilities.  modernizations are being proposed now because the governing body of California high school sports, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), has voted to change the season for both boys’ and girls’ soccer teams to the winter (November through February) for the 2016-17 school year.  Without an all-weather facility, the soccer teams could not safely compete during this time of year.  The additional modernizations are being proposed to the athletic facilities simultaneously to achieve the changes in a cost-effective manner. 

    No significant improvements have been made to the track, football practice field, or the main athletic field encompassing playing and practicing areas for soccer, baseball and softball in many years.  McClatchy is the largest high school by enrollment in the district and growing.   The students deserve to have safe and modern athletic facilities

    Certainly, a major issue for such improvements is adequate funding.  The Sacramento City Unified School District has authority to issue bonds to finance these projects under Measure R, approved by Sacramento voters in November 2012.  Based upon our estimates, there is approximately $30 million in bond authority remaining. RTR has met with the CKM Faculty, CKM Humanities and Internationsal Studies Cuncil and the Land Park Community Association.  All have declared strong support for the effort.  Following are links to key documents related to the modernization

Athletic Facilities McClatchy

Modernization is Desperately Needed

Parents Pushing SCUSD

for Improvements

Victorious Lady Lions Tennis Team

The 2016 Lady Lion Tennis Team captured the Sac-Joaquin Division 2 Section Title by defeating Whitney High of Rocklin by 5 matches to 4.  The drama was high as #1 Lion seed Shirley Kwong defeated Whitney's #1 seed  in a match that lasted more thna four hours.  Shirley sealed the deal with the victory.  The entire Lady Lion Team rooted Shirley on and now celebrates the victory.  We are proud of these student-athletes as they bring another title to McClatchy.


The above Story has a happy ending.  See SacBee article here:


Thank you to the Lion Community

Over 300 attendees ate and partied at the First Annual LionFest on Saturday, September 30 at the Park Terrace Swim and Tennis Club.  Guests feasted on terrific food from local restaraunts, beer from New Helvetia and Markstein, and wine from local wineries.

Music from the Pointer Brothers and a great selection of silent auction items helped  Restore the Roar  raise funds for all sports programs and kick- start the fundraising for the new Track Fund.

A BIG THANK YOU to all sponsors, food and beverage vendors and guests for a great evening.