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Amador Boosters raise big bucks for sports

Original post made on Oct 10, 2008

In this time of fiscal cutbacks in Pleasanton schools, the hundreds signed up for athletic-related programs at Amador Valley High--and the eighth-graders who will be in them next August--should schedule a grandstand salute to Lori Rice, Sally Parsons, Suzy Graham and many others whose Booster Club fundraiser last Saturday raised more than $125,000 for these activities. Parsons, whose son Ryan plays varsity football at the school and whose daughter Kelly will move there after completing eighth grade at Pleasanton Middle School, chaired this year's Purple and Gold Gala, which had a record-high 490-plus turnout at the dinner, auction and dance at the Palm Event Center. Rice is president of the Amador Athletic Boosters Club and Graham handled logistics and finances, counting door receipts that totaled $195,000, a new whopping record before expenses.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Interesting
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm

It seems Sally Parsons (Editor's comment: This portion of comment removed. The Pleasanton Weekly does not use home addresses or telephone numbers in its print editions or on Town Square postings except by the residents, themselves, and then only with verification)is the Boosters Key Contact for fund raising associated with the sound system. It is looking more and more like the Boosters did try to pull a fast one.


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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Raising money for the truly extracurricular activities is legitimate, good job boosters.

PUSD did not "cut coaching jobs along with programs and classroom aides, such as reading specialists" thanks to Brozosky who persuaded the Board to wait and see.
The State gave PUSD all of the money with extra!!!
The propaganda for the next attempt at extorting the taxpayers for the parcel tax has already begun.




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Posted by Why negative
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Interesting MUST be actually one of the vocal minority complainers on Gatetree Circle.

1. What is your intention for putting Sally's address and blaming her for your rant?

2. The boosters do not "pull fast ones". Bill Coupe very capably runs Amador and NOTHING happens at the school without his consent.

A very high percentage of all money raised at all fundraising events put on by the booster club goes back directly to those particular teams that raise the money. This enables Amador Valley Athletes to have the lowest cost to participate in all sports of any school in Northern California.

You really need to get a life. This is the worst example of a "the glass is half empty" mentality that I can imagine.

As the article says Sally Parsons, Lori Rice, and Suzy Graham deserve enourmous acalades for their unselfish efforts! Its embarrassing that anyone in the community would take such a negative spin on such a positive story. You should be ashamed!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

Anybody that supports sports for young people is good for the world.

Healthy bodies healthy minds! HOORAY!


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Posted by Interesting
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 13, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Editor;

It is interesting that you added the following comment to the original post:

"(Editor's comment: This portion of comment removed. The Pleasanton Weekly does not use home addresses or telephone numbers in its print editions or on Town Square postings except by the residents, themselves, and then only with verification)"

Why? The article as you originally published it contained Sally's address for mailing checks. It is the same address published via the Amador Booter April and May 2008 Newsletters. May Web Link. In addition, you have published her e-mail address and phone number via this Web Link back in December 2007. Google is an amazing tool.





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Posted by Why negative
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 13, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Interesting.... You are a pathetic to turn someones hard work and well intended efforts into a personal agenda. If you are so hell bent on disclosure why don't you post your real name address and telephone number. I would love to then call you and have a factual discussion about the booster club and Sally's incredible efforts. I would then post my real name and address in case anyone would like to contact me to complain about Sally or anyone else's activities as members of the Amador Valley Athletic Boosters.

P.S. You still haven't apologized for your aweful attack on Sally!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Oct 14, 2008 at 10:25 am

Interesting is a chimp.


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Posted by Opaque
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Opaque is a registered user.

"Healthy bodies healthy minds! HOORAY!" ? That explains Pro athletes that are arrested, convicted and sent to prison. Don't make me laugh.


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