I just want to send a big huge thank you to ALL Raiders!
Parents, teachers, athletes, student body, Coaches and their families!
Josh and I went home last night with chills.
#1- We knew we had a great Raider community, but it was proven last night. We hosted the event at the Chili's on the other side of town and we had MORE of our OWN people show up than any other school. That says a LOT.
#2- Yesterday Josh went into the cafeteria at school, with a decorated jar and told the students about the Charity Event. In a matter of 2 lunch periods, the Raider STUDENT BODY filled the jar with $210 and some change. One kid pulled a $10 bill from his wallet and said that the Children's Medical Research was more important than anything else he would do with that $10. We are talking about Freshman/Sophomores.
#3- With your help, we raised more money in 1 night than all 4 of the LISD schools.
2nd year in a row!!!! We totaled a little over $1200. Close call with Vista Ridge who totaled $1100. Josh is competitive, so I knew we wouldn't lose.
I really wanted to point out something about Chili's. Most companies adopt a charity, but Chili's is really not only genuine with the community, but they are good to their employees. Josh worked there in college. He played football and they kept him on and gave him good hours during the season. They also would send him home with a sack load of food so that he was fed well!
Also one of our coaches on staff has a sister that worked at Chili's and she got cancer while working there. Chili's paid for almost all of her medical costs associated with her cancer and kept her on as an employee, allowing her to work when she could.
I know that the Chili's we choose to use for this event is further away and we have one about 5 minutes from the school, but the managers at the one by Lakeline are so wonderful and PASSIONATE about this. They have fun and are grateful for everything anyone does. Toni Donohoo is the manager and she has a very supportive husband who is as passionate about the charity event as she is. He is actually the one that we call to make plans for the St.Jude's week!
So your money really does go to a cause that is genuine.
Thank you Raiders for making this a huge success, This says so much about us and our character. It was a lot of fun seeing all of you outside of the school or athletic field.
And THANK YOU coaches for taking the time out of your free time to give back to the community. If I have said it once, I will say it until I am blue in the face: We have the MOST amazing Coaches that I have ever been around. As a whole- they are the best of the best. Thank you!
2012 VARSITY Football Schedule (1-0)
Striving to be 1-0 after we play Cedar Ridge on Friday
August 31-- Hendrickson (WIN 50-23)
September 7 @Cedar Ridge
September 14 @ Hays
September 21-- Del Valle
September 28-- Dripping Springs
October 5 @ Leander
October 12-- Marble Falls
October 19 @ Cedar Park
November 2-- Vandegrift
November 9 @ Vista Ridge
Currently 1-0 on the Season