Bruce Hart Gym

Carey is going to build a gym!

 News Flash!

Join the Bruce & the Dancers Team for the  Relay for Life event July 13th at College of the Redwoods.  Jenn Garcia, Spanish teacher at Arcata High, is the team coordinator for this event!  Click on this link for event details:

Relay for Life at CR July 13th

You can donate to Relay for Life in Bruce’s honor at this link:       

Bruce & the Dancers Relay for Life

If you want to participate on July 13th contact Jenn at this email address:  

All proceeds from this event go to the relay for Life Foundation



**Mike Addis did a great job at the Napa Valley Marathon March 3rd 2013
Mike raised more than $1000 for the Gym Fund!
Thank you Mike


Carey is going to build the  Bruce Hart Gym at Fieldbrook School.  Bruce is battled bladder cancer, and Carey wants to insure that Bruce’s legacy and commitment to education, sports, dancing and community continues.  The kick off fundraising dance event was December 14th 6:30 – 10:30 at the Arcata Community Center with a raffle and a silent auction.  It was a great success with contributions to this very important cause nearing $10,000.

How can you help?

This project is a huge undertaking.  Your donation will bring us closer to our goal of $2.5 million. Many business and community leaders are on board as well as hundreds of individuals. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. We are happy to acknowledge your donation on our website and at our numerous events, (unless you prefer otherwise).

Thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization for raising funds. If you have any queries regarding our organization or the project itself, please feel free to contact me via the contact page on this website.

More fundraising events will be scheduled in the coming months.  Please check this website regularly for updates. If you would like to donate item(s) for future silent auctions please contact  Laura Schnyder 317-513-6386.  Monetary donations can be sent to:

Fieldbrook Educational Foundation

(write Bruce Hart Gym Fund in the memo line)

Mail to: Bruce Hart Gymnasium Fund

PO Box 2291

McKinleyville, CA 95519


Organization:  Bruce Hart Gymnasium Fund

Fieldbrook Educational Foundation

EIN:  68-0485865

Fieldbrook Educational Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) California Corporation.

Why build a school gym??

Bruce taught 7th and 8th grade at Fieldbrook School for 35 years, retiring in 2010. Bruce continues to return to the school to interact with the students, to present warm fuzzies (an ongoing 35 year tradition),  teach civil war days for social studies, take the 8th grade class snow camping, teach social dance, foster good relationships and stewardship. Bruce coached the boys and girls basketball teams in the school’s multi-purpose room for 25 years, always concerned about safety. He attends many of the current games and is frustrated by the lack of space for seating.  The time has come for the Fieldbrook School, and the community, to have a real gym with a wooden floor, bleachers, and enough space to play basketball and dance safely.

The existing multi-purpose room serves as a cafeteria, gathering place, and music classroom.  That leaves little time for athletics. During rainy weather P.E. typically ends up being cancelled.  The multi-purpose room is also hazardous. The floor is slick linoleum over concrete and the room is too short, with walls just beyond the basketball hoops.

If the school had a gym all grades would benefit from having a space for physical activity or large class projects.  The school would also be able to host basketball tournaments.  The community would also have a gathering place for meetings, craft fairs, and sporting events.


About Bruce

As some of you may know, Bruce is battling bladder cancer.  In September Bruce underwent a surgical procedure and then had 5 rounds of chemo during December and January at Stanford. He is now wrapping up 6 weeks of radiation.  Bruce is feeling stronger everyday and has set dates for his next set of dance classes starting in April. Please check the Class Dates tab for details and help spread the word!


Please continue to check this website for updates.

If you would like to send a get well email to Bruce, please use the contact form on this website. Thanks for your concern and keep on dancing!