Woodbridge High’s Athletic Boosters have given the school’s athletic department a pretty big boost to start the school year – in the form of a check for $139,000.
The funds, which were raised during the most recent Southern California Half Marathon & 5K race, will help pay for capital improvements, safety equipment, uniforms and coaching fees, as well as increased participation opportunities for students.
Kevin Trussell, co-chair of the race, said Woodbridge’s booster program is rare in that it benefits all sports on campus.
“This allows us to work as a team and has provided over a half-million dollars to our athletic department in the last three years,” he said.
Pictured above, clockwise, are booster President Jim Mellor; race Co-Chair Julie Flaiz-Windham; WHS athletic directors Rick Gibson and Eric Bangs; booster Doug Schneble; the aforementioned Trussell; Assistant Principal Belinda Averill; race Director George Varvas; and boosters Richard Crellin and Ellen Bartell. (Click to enlarge.)
Needless to say, the big check was a welcome sight for Woodbridge.
“We are absolutely blessed to have such involved parents working on behalf of all sports,” Gibson said.