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 .

 


SPMS Athletic Boosters Newsletter 04.28.2024

Annual General Meeting: Thank You for Attending

On Wednesday, April 24th, the Booster Club held its Annual General Meeting, at which all Booster members in attendance elected next year’s Executive Board positions and adopted next year’s Proposed Budget. Thank you to all who attended, as the Booster Club relies upon its members for their engagement, contributions, and feedback. The 2024-2025 Executive Board will be the following members: President: Megan Gardner; Vice President: Stella Jang; Treasurer: Ingrid Sanchez; Secretary: Jake White; V.P. Fundraising: Janis Ortega; Principal: Cherly Busick; Athletic Director; Kasey Wells. Please note that the 2024-2025 Executive Board will elect other Director positions to fill out the Board at its first meeting next school year.


Poker Night: This Saturday Night

As you will recall, the 9th Annual Main Event Poker Tournament was postponed in March due to unforeseen circumstances. We are now planning to hold this event on Saturday night, May 4th, at the War Memorial Building. We thank you again for your patience and understanding. Many tickets are available for the Food and Drink Only pass at $35. Limited tickets are available for the Main Event Poker Entry (incl. Food and Drinks) at $125. Thank you to our sponsors: Nichole Dunville of Coldwell Banker Realty, Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, Ohana Brewing Company, and Jason Bergman of the Agency. Sign up for the event at  southpasdudes.com/poker


Last Week’s Results

04/23/2024 Boys Volleyball v. La Cañada (W) 25-11, 25-18
04/25/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Dana (L) 23-25; 21-25
04/26/2024 League Finals Track Meet results will be released when we have them. Stay tuned!


Next Week’s Games and Matches

04/29/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Huntington, 3:30 (HOME)
05/02/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Clifton, 3:30 (HOME)


Intramural Sport: Flag Football (extended through 5/6)

In mid-April Intramurals switched our sport from ultimate frisbee to flag football which will be extended till May 6th. 
Our next intramural sport, beginning May 8th, will be indoor volleyball. Stay tuned for more information.
Intramurals are held every Monday and Wednesday after school from 3:00pm-4;00pm. All students welcome to join. Is this your first time joining us? Remember to fill out the proper forms in advance. Boosters strongly encourages families who have students participating to become Boosters Members.

Are You A Booster Member? 
Did your student played 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, including 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, have bus transport for our Cross-Country and Track and Field teams, etc.   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 .