Celebration & formal ceremony of retiring Kenny Washington’s #13 Lincoln Tigers jersey – 2011

On behalf of the Executive Board, I’d like to express our profound sense of gratitude to all who have contributed to the rise of our Foundation in such a short time.

Our 1st Annual Kenny Washington Memorial Game was an overwhelming success with a featured article appearing in the Los Angeles Times syndicate of newspapers by Bill Plaschke and a wonderful article by Jarrett Bell read nationally in USAToday. Coverage of the event by our local broadcast media resulted in over 722,000 people seeing one of 6 local news report segments in the Southern California market. It was also a night where we welcomed home the Washington Family and saw our Tigers take the field in 1930’s era throwback jerseys – a first for any high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District!

Recently our efforts were also noted in an online article about Kenny Washington on NFL.com by Adam Rank and the response we’ve received has been nothing short of extraordinary.

As we move forward with Game II, we are honored to reunite the 1962 Tigers and 1962 Manual Arts Toilers varsity football teams who fought an epic playoff battle that resulted in a 0-0 tie. The 50th reunion of “The Game” participants will be just one highlight from what we have planned for another memorable event.

The Foundation has also recently taken on the project of cleaning-up and bringing awareness to our school’s two original tennis courts – built in 1913 with fund raised entirely by future Tigers at Twenty-First Avenue Intermediate School before the Lincoln High Campus was opened! We’re hoping to have the courts renovated and ready to be re-used once again in the near future.

With clear goals to see Kenny Washington recognized appropriately by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and our desire to re-build the Lincoln High School stadium into a state-of-the-art sports complex, the Foundation is poised for success in the days ahead.

Yours for Lincoln,

Stephen Sarinana-Lampson
Kenny Washington Stadium Foundation