SPMS Athletic Boosters Newsletter 05.06.2024

Poker Night In Review: Thank You!

This past Saturday night, the Boosters and the South Pasadena DUDES co-hosted the 9th Annual Main Event Poker Tournament at the War Memorial Building. The event is our largest community fundraiser, and this year we welcomed 110 players and around 40 spectators. In poker lingo, we had a  Full House! Attendees were treated to tacos, pizza, desserts, beer, wine, music, and great rounds of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. After four hours of tournament play, the final table produced this year’s winner: Bill Clemons, a South Pasadena parent!

There are many people to thank for helping with this event. First, thanks to all who attended. We hope you had fun seeing old friends and making new ones. Special thanks to DUDES and our event sponsors– Nichole Dunville of Coldwell Banker Realty, Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, Ohana Brewing Company, and Jason Bergman of the of the Agency. Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time in decorating the venue, running the registration table, providing and serving food and drinks, and cleaning up the venue at the end. And a final big thank you to our Booster Board fundraising team of Crystal Arceo, Rachel Brabaw, and Mike Webb. Look for photos of the event in this week’s local newspaper, and we will see you again next spring!

Last Week’s Results

04/29/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Huntington (W) 25-14; 25-14
05/02/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Clifton, 3:30 (W) 25-14; 25-16

Next Week’s Games and Matches (and Last Competitive Match of the School Year)

05/08/2024 Boys Volleyball 210 League Championship Tournament, 3:15 (Monrovia High School Event Center)

New and Final Intramural Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Join Intramural Sports for its final sport of the school year – Indoor Volleyball!  Students from all grades are welcome.  Families just need to fill out this form first if they have not done so this year.  Intramural Sports take place (almost) every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm.

Are You A Booster Member? 
Did your student play on a competitive team this year?  Is your student on the Boys Volleyball or Co-ed Track and Field teams?  Has your student played an intramural sport, such as ultimate frisbee, basketball, and dodgeball?  If so, we ask that you join Boosters today!  As we continually say, unlike the high school, the middle school’s athletic program is almost 100 percent funded by booster memberships, along with some business sponsorships and community fundraisers.  Membership is only $60, and that donation provides your student and others the opportunity to play in sport, be on campus with friends after school, receive coaching, wear a school uniform, use new equipment, have referees at games, have a season-end pizza party, and have bus transport for our Cross-Country and Track and Field teams.  (Please note that bus transport was around 10 percent of our budget this year!)  All of these things cost money and would not be possible without booster support.  It only takes a couple minutes to become a member, and you can do so by clicking HERE. Thank you!

Introducing the Raise Right Program 

Click HERE to enroll

Once enrolled it’s simple to purchase the gift card through the app and use it to buy everyday items from groceries, hardware, clothes, coffee, etc. Participants can use the app to search for participating retailers.

 Merch Sales  

Sell Ice Cream to Support Sports and 8th Grade Activities 

Volunteer to help  HERE .