Jun 13, 2018
The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) is excited to announce a successful seven-week Fund Drive finishing at $74,019 in new cash donations, surpassing the goal of $50,000! The annual Fund Drive wrapped up last week and included new cash donations, combined with renewals, bringing the total overall cash raised to $235,000. This was achieved with the support from volunteers, staff, and members of the community.
The overall cash donations goal for the PAF is to reach $425,000 by June 30, 2019. Combined with the $235,000 Fund Drive cash currently raised, the PAF will look to reach the goal through new and renewed premium ticket contributions and cash donations, Orange & Black Ball net profits, and sport-specific donations. All funds raised will be placed into the Impact Fund then reinvested back in the Department with a focus on impacting the lives of Pacific student-athletes.
As part of the seven-week Fund Drive campaign, a team and individual competition occurs among 44 volunteers who compete for prizes while assisting the PAF in securing new cash donations and PAF members. The prizes are based on the number of points earned through a variety of categories determined by the PAF with the focus on new PAF cash memberships and awards are named in honor of several prominent supporters of the Pacific Athletics family.
Team Mayor, led by PAF Board President Wilson Yu (Pacific Construction), Wes Widmer (Colliers International), Dean Goold (Verdeo Funding), J.J. Godi (Art Godi Realtors), Rich Sarris (Pacific Construction), Scott Neishi (Pacific Construction), Ken Kjeldsen, Henry Hirata , and Ramona Mance won the Bob Yamada Top Fund Drive Team Award raising $15,730 collectively in new cash.
Rick Paulsen (New York Life/Paulsen Insurance & Financial) won the individual competition securing $13,450 in new cash donations and awarded the annual Max Paulsen Most New Cash Award.
Basel Karabala (209 Furniture) won the Rookie of the Year Award securing $1,500 in new cash and Leland Noma (Noma Vineyards) won the Curly Davis Most New Members Award by securing a total of 13 brand new cash PAF members for a total of $3,650 in new cash donations.
Lastly, there were three awards given out to volunteers Leland Noma, Rick Paulsen, and Wilson Yu who were named to our All Star Team and recognized for their huge contributions over the course of the Fund Drive.
"Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time and those that contributed. It was great to see members of the Pacific and Stockton community come together to help us raise $235,000, which is a great start to the 2018-19 year. Your money is going to support an outstanding group of Pacific Tiger student-athletes," said Tim Dickson, Executive Associate Athletic Director for Development.
The PAF is the fundraising arm for Pacific Athletics with a mission to 1) raise funds and generate revenue for the Impact Fund, which is strategically used for program enhancements and sport-specific operations supporting all 18 athletic programs and 2) provide membership benefits, communication, and services for all PAF donors and premium ticket holders. More information regarding the PAF and how you can support Pacific Athletics this year can be found at JoinPAF.org or by contacting (209) 946-2591.