Encina High School Alumni
Final score: Alumni team won 83-76 in OT !!!
We raised over $46,000 in pledges for the Encina Booster Club!
Front: Mike Martis 77, James Jones 87, Bill Glaholt 88, Rafael Enriquez 84
Back: Doug Kempster 65, Bob Goosmann 74, Dave Jensen 72, Chris Dahlberg 80, Greg Grant 75
|Steve Palmer '74, Alumni Challenge Co-organizer:
"What a great night for Encina, our alumni team and ALL Encina alumni, current students and 40+ years of faculty and staff!
The Varsity team worked hard with some outstanding plays, steals, fast breaks and incredible speed on the court. We cheered the Alumni as they poured their hearts and bodies into the game with some amazing plays and great shots. Our ALUMNI pulled it out with an exciting overtime win. Both teams fought for every point and are to be commended for their talent, hard work and good sportsmanship.
How exciting and fun to give away TWO autographed King's balls. Pam Kay 83 works for the Maloof brothers and obtained an autographed Peja Stojakovic NBA ball from the Sacramento Kings. We received an official Mike Bibby autographed ball in a plexiglass cube thanks to a generous donation from a 1975 Encina alum.. Encina student Tammie Nguyen '06 won the Peja Stojakovic ball and student Ashly ?'05 won the Mike Bibby ball.
The alumni team members all signed a third ball. This unique keepsake was raffled to those who donated to the alumni challenge fundraiser. The winner was Heather Kendall, Class of 1973. Heather has been a loyal supporter of the alumni challenge every year and is a worthy winner.
Last year we raised a record $43,260 for Encina. It's going to be close, but this year we may break the record. Thanks to all who pledged. As in the past, a game tape will be mailed to EVERY donor (it's not too late to pledge).
I am so proud to be associated with all the great people who support our school and enjoyed seeing all the friendly faces from so many classes. You couldn't ask for a more exciting game or better support from our alumni."
Bob Goosmann '74, Alumni Challenge co-organizer wrote:
"I'm not sure what sort of cosmic destiny we've tapped into with the Alumni Challenge, but this makes it four amazing games in four years, including
overtime the past three years. And while this year's Varsity team may not have been as talented as previous teams, there's no question they played
extremely hard and desperately wanted to win. Fortunately, I think this was the best Alumni team from top to bottom, with everyone making major
contributions to our winning effort: Doug Kempster's amazing three-pointer; Dave Jensen's tenacious defense and rebounding; Greg Grant likewise (and special kudos to Greg for hosting a dinner for the Varsity team the night before); Mike Martis' outstanding efforts against the Varsity full-court press; Chris Dahlberg's typical stellar play above the rim (including a monster block in the second half); James Jones' dominance in the paint, with a game-high 26 points; Rafael Enriquez' outstanding all-around game; and Bill Glaholt's nonstop hustle that actually matched the Varsity's quickness and speed. Thanks, as always, to the alumni crowd--we needed every ounce of your support to pull out a victory. And thanks to Steve, Harlan, all who pledged, and everyone else who contributes to the ongoing success of this amazing event. See you next year, old creaking body willing."
Principal Myrtle Berry wrote:
"Another Super Evening for the Apaches & Bulldogs! I
didn't think it could get any better than in past years. There seems to be a
special "aroma" in the gymnasium when you return to your alma mater! As
always, we appreciate all that you do for the students and the Encina
Bill Glaholt wrote:
Chris Dahlberg wrote:
|Date: Friday, April 2, 2004
Dinner: catered by Dannie's Catering
Location: Encina cafeteria
Time: 530-700 pm
Cost: FREE FREE FREE
|Dannie: dannie at danniescatering.com
Alumni challenge basketball game
Time: 730 pm
Cost: FREE FREE FREE
Organizers: Bob Goosmann 74 and Steve Palmer 74
Doug Kempster 65
Dave Jensen 72
Bob Goosmann 74 (captain)
Greg Grant 75
Mike Martis 77
Chris Dahlberg 80
Rafael Enriquez 84
James Jones 87
Bill Glaholt 88
Sacramento Kings Peja Stojakovic autographed ball donated by Pam Kay 83
Sacramento Kings Mike Bibby autographed ball donated by anonymous 75 alumni
PAST USES OF ALUMNI CHALLENGE MONIES
Encina gets money for the traditional "core" classes such as math and
reading . We (alumni) are providing assistance for many of the
extracurricular programs, elective classes, clubs and other programs that help to enrich students' experience at Encina.
Here is a short list of some of the things supported by the Alumni Challenge. Most, if not all of these programs and activities would not
have happened (or would have been SEVERELY cut) if not for the generous support of Encina's Alumni.
New Student Welcome Program through Counselors
Encina Art Gallery (Art Opening Receptions)
Performing Arts (Students attending local plays)
Freshman Feast (a Freshman event with Senior peers/guides)
Encina Broadcasting System (EBS) (equipment and supplies)
Every 15 minutes (drug/alcohol intervention)
Alumni Challenge event
The encinahighschool.com Website
SAP (Student Assistance Program)
Student to Ashland to participate in Shakespeare Festival
After school tutoring
Drama department (students) trip to Ashland
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