I just wanted to thank the SFBA for all they've done for us at 3rd Ave. When I wanted to add a rinse station, they were happy to fund the project. When we wanted to add safety signs, they worked with us and the city, and funded that as well. They've been working tirelessly with us, the city, and the golf course to find a solution to the problem of balls coming over the nets and hitting cars and people. Recently they succeeded in convincing the golf course to convert completely to limited flight balls (at very significant expense to the golf course). I don't know if the problem is solved 100%, but I haven't seen any balls come over the net since the changeover.
These are just some of the things they've done for us over the past 3 years - and I'm sure there are MANY things I don't know about over the past 20 years.
My only affiliation with SFBA is that I am one of two representatives to the SFBA for the 3rd Ave kiters, and I recently joined SFBA for a mere $20. SFBA is a non-profit organization, and none of the officers etc. are paid - all positions are volunteer.
The only purpose for this message is to make sure people realise how much they're doing for us, and to encourage people to join. If you want to join you can do it on-line at http://www.sfba.org/ Just click on the membership link - and pay online via PayPal if you like.
See you all out there.