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Amador Valley Athletic Booster Club Shows Appreciation to Safeway

Original post made by Ken mano on Jun 3, 2014

Amador Valley Athletic Booster Club Shows Appreciation to Safeway

At the year end Boosters meeting, Amador Valley Athletic Boosters made a special presentation to Safeway, Steve Kozak, store manager of the Pleasanton Santa Rita store accepted the award.

In 1999, eScrip introduced an electronic scrip program and Safeway was the primary merchant participant in the program, within a few months, Amador Valley Boosters signed up as a participating group. After signing up 20 in the first month, the boosters went all out, with incentive programs for the students and teams, and ended up as the largest eScrip group in the country, with over 7,000 registered shoppers, currently there are over 50,000 groups in eScrip. Shoppers can donate to their favorite school or group, just by registering their Safeway Club Card. (Note: recent changes in the program don't give donations for using credit cards, so use cash, debit cards or purchase Safway gift cards first).

Amador Valley has about 2,700 students, and 1,000 of those students participate in athletics. There are 23 sports and over 50 coaches. The Athletic programs are 100% self-funded by parent and community donations, membership and ticket sales, and group and team fundraisers.
eScrip and Safeway are a very important part of the fund raising, allowing our students to continue to compete, perform, play and achieve.

Steve, on behalf of Amador Valley High School and the Amador Valley Athletic Boosters Club, thank you for your support! To show our appreciation, we had wonderful banners made to display around the school and one for your store.
Thank you again for supporting Amador Valley High School!

Photo: Store Manager, Steve Kozak, Principal, Tom Drescher, eScrip Coordinator, Kim Guidance

Comments (3)

Posted by Jtjh, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Jtjh is a registered user.

>> "Note: recent changes in the program don't give donations for using credit cards, so use cash, debit cards or purchase Safeway gift cards first." <<

This is a significant change, which schools would do well to make particularly clear to parents before the summer break, and then again during enrollment.

I would think that a LOT of Pleasanton parents participate in air miles rewards programs and so routinely use credit cards to purchase groceries. Now, it seems that they are going to have to choose between card rewards and helping schools.


Posted by Tim, a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Are they saying coaches aren't paid? I know that the HP Boy's Basketball team is funded by the school budget. How do we know what is being paid for?


Posted by Willie T., a resident of Birdland
on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I smell a scandal brewing here, and where there's stink there's likely to be a corrupt union. I never shop at Safeway because its socialist unions steal money to support political sock puppets.


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