Think Big Sacramento

Posted by Troy Bedal on 15 July 2011

I couldn’t have asked for a more memorable and honorable birthday experience for my daughter and I to have been chosen as a ‘Citizen Architect’ for the four-county bus tour with Think Big Sacramento. I was one of the lucky chosen applicants to be apart of this tour by simply getting involved with the application process at Becoming apart of Think Big Sacramento isn’t anything new to me. I’ve gotten involved with #HereWeStay and #HereWeBuild through their many rallies they’ve organized and letters they’ve developed to be forwarded off to City Council members of Sacramento and Anaheim, along with the NBA Board of Governors and David Stern expressing how important and viable of a market Sacramento is.


To now become apart of Think Big Sacramento, I’ve not only been so supportive to the project for the sake of keeping my, and our beloved Sacramento Kings, but also more for the city of Sacramento and our surrounding region. I take a great deal of civic pride in the city I’m from and that of where my daughter will grow up in. I have a strong understanding why the Sacramento Area needs an entertainment sports complex, being the economic growth it will bring us, job creation and the amenities of entertainment our city deserves to enjoy life with their friends and family in the Capital of California.


While a boarding the spacious, tour-party bus with my daughter, Saraya, we had the pleasure of enjoying a memorable ride with the Think Big Sacramento group, members of Mayor Johnson’s Staff, Sacramento Kings Dancers, and Sacramento Kings Breakers J-Ro and J-Sun with DJ Amadeo on the ones and twos. We toured four surrounding counties (El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Rancho Cordova) to spread the word full of press conferences, interviews, photos and Kings Entertainment. Talk about being in the limelight for the day to stress the importance and the outcome we, the people of the Sacramento Area, will experience when we walk into our very own first-class sports and entertainment complex with a revitalized downtown ambience and atmosphere.


I have to say a big thank you to the staff of Mayor Johnson’s office by going out of their way on delivering a cake for the Sacramento Kings Dancers to present to my daughter along with a memorable ‘Happy Birthday’ song. How will I ever top this birthday for her. Than waking up to our picture being on the front page of the Sacramento Bee. Thank you Jeremiah and your group for the opportunity and experience you gave us, and all the hard work you guys are putting in for our city and region of Sacramento. ‘Think Big Sacramento!’