Councilmember LaBonge satisfied a goal that dates back to his high school years when he cut the ribbon on a new track and field at his alma mater, John Marshall High School in the Franklin Hills."
Along with his classmate, Hall-of-Fame cornerback Mike Haynes, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and LAUSD Board Vice President Yolie Flores Aguilar, Tom cut the ribbon before the Homecoming game against the Lincoln High School Tigers.
"I've waited a long time for this moment, 40 years to be exact," the Councilmember said at the pre-game ceremony. "This is a great moment for all Marshall students: past, present and future. We all now have a field we can be proud of." Hundreds of students and alumni filled the stands and cheered the Marshall Barristers to a 28-0 victory.