Turf from the Cactus Bowl donated to David Glasser Complex in Laveen

- There is a new addition to the David Glasser Complex in Laveen.

Glasser is the Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2016.

Fiesta Bowl Charities donated the field from the Cactus Bowl to the complex. Once a year, the charities donate a football field to different communities as part of their Legacy Grant Project.

This year, the Laveen Elementary School District received a big surprise in a field they've always wanted.

"The spirit and the feeling that they will have playing in a field that was actually in a bowl game is going to mean a lot to them," said Bill Johnson, the district's superintendent.

And it does. For the first time, students from Laveen Elementary were able to see their new home field. They even kicked off their flag football season.

Johnson says the multipurpose field will serve thousands of kids annually thanks to the new 70,000 square foot turf.

"It provides just a beautiful field, a very safe field, and just an amenity that we don't have anywhere else in the district," Johnson said.

For Johnson and thousands of students, it is a dream come true.

"It's just so satisfying and fulfilling to see it come true," said Jose Moreno.

Moreno says Fiesta Bowl's goal is to always give back and support the community.

"That's why we've got our PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and our Cactus Bowl games to be able to raise some dollars to be able to give back. This past year, we gave out $2.5 million alone. This field being part of that grant dollars that's going to serve local Laveen communities," Moreno said.

The grand opening of the David Glasser Athletic Complex will be held April 12.

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