Rancho Arroyo Seco will sponsor its 9th annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM. This year, proceeds from the event will go to the Argonaut High School Athletic Department. The funds will be used to replace men’s and women’s varsity uniforms for football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track & field. Most uniforms are 5 to 7 years old. Rancho Arroyo Seco will match funds up to $7,500.
With a student population of 540, more than half compete on at least one athlete team, and over 180 on two or more teams. The District funds only coach’s salaries and transportation. This leaves uniforms and equipment being self-funded. It is widely recognized the sports help young people to develop leadership and life skills.
The goal of this fundraiser is to raise $35,000 or more for uniforms. To reach this goal, a dinner catered by FFA Ag Boosters will feature BBQ pork loin, chicken, two salads, potatoes, and rolls. The evening will also feature Seth Seever calling a live auction, a silent auction and raffle and an entertaining program featuring the Argonaut HS Cheer Squad and Band. The event will be held at the BIG RED BARN on Hwy 104 in Ione across from the entrance to Mule Creek State Prison.
Tickets for the event are $25 each and are available at the Argonaut High School office, Homestead Mortgage in Jackson, and Clark’s Corner in Ione. Tickets can be purchased for will call by calling 209-274-2777. Donations are also accepted with checks payable to BIG RED BARN 2015 Fundraiser and mailed to, Rancho Arroyo Seco, P.O. Box 1730, Ione, CA 95640. All donations are tax deductible through the Amador Community Foundation; tax ID#68-0447992.