It's time to gather safely and support the schools! We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Hobie and The Ranch to bring back the 3 Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic & BBQ. Ticket sales will go live after spring break. Rally your foursome or plan for dinner! This ain't your father's golf tourney... Hole sponsorship opportunities available. Contact us.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, SchoolPower presented its top honor, “The Hall of Fame Award,” to gojana. Owned by LBUSD parents Gorjana and Jason Reidel, this company began supporting SchoolPower in 2014 when their son was in kindergarten. “When we saw the tremendous impact that SchoolPower had on our schools, we wanted to get involved,” says Jason Reidel. The Reidels went on to join the Board of Trustees, with Jason eventually serving as vice president of the executive board and Gorjana chairing the annual dinner dance. “We wanted to make a positive impact on all the children in this [...]
More than 380 costumed players on 50 teams ducked, dived and dodged balls at LBHS on October 16 for SchoolPower’s 10th annual Dodgeball Tournament. Each champion team won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice. The event raised over $13,000 for SchoolPower! “The kids bring so much excitement and joy to the tournament,” explains Jeff Bhaedhayajibh, first-time coach of We Kick Balls. The popular event included students from all four local schools, teachers, PTA leaders and school staff, Laguna Beach firefighters, and local business supporters. Competition was fierce in all three [...]
Monday, May 13, marked the fourth annual 3 Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, benefiting SchoolPower. With the theme of “Peace, Love, & BBQ,” this sold-out event entertained golfers and non-golfers alike. Generously underwritten by The Ranch at Laguna Beach and Hobie, 100% of the over $60,000 raised will benefit our local Laguna Beach schools through SchoolPower. Seventy-six barefoot golfers kicked off the afternoon’s festivities with a friendly nine-hole, four-person scramble competition. As in past years, players tackled some nontraditional shots, including teeing off with a softball bat, driving with opposite-handed clubs, and the replacement [...]
On April 1 at the Lumberyard restaurant, Laguna school principals dueled as guest “chefs,” serving up competing three-course meals to a sellout crowd of SchoolPower supporters. No, it wasn’t an April Fools joke; it was the 10th year of the Lumberyard Chef Challenge, a beloved event that this year raised over $10,000 for SchoolPower. The event was conceived by Lumberyard owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn. “It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years. Based loosely on reality cooking shows, it is a night of chef-inspired food along with the opportunity to mingle with the principals and other community [...]
During this year’s Dinner Dance, SchoolPower recognized the Wilson family for their unprecedented support over the past 38 years. Dave Wilson spoke about the importance of supporting all students in public schools and announced an additional gift to bring the Wilson’s lifetime support for SchoolPower to $1MM! The funds the Wilsons have infused into our schools will have an impact on students for years to come.
Dodgeball IX proved to be wildly popular, fiercely competitive and FUN! Over 420 costumed players on 55 teams battled for glory Wednesday in the LBHS gyms. Each champion won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice. The event raised over $13,000 for SchoolPower! Special shout-out to event photographer Kristin Karkoska of Blue Sky's Studio who donated her time and captured some amazing shots of all the teams. [...]
The evening, generously sponsored by Cary and Suzanne Redfearn of Lumberyard, included a three-course dinner prepared by Lumberyard chefs and a friendly competition with attendees choosing between the menu selections of the principals of the four Laguna schools.
Don't Stop Ballievin'. The Dodgefathers. Throwbocops. These are just some of the 56 teams that battled for glory at SchoolPower's Dodgeball VIII tournament on October 18, 2017. Over 500 costumed players, coaches, referees and scorekeepers, as well as countless cheering spectators, filled the LBHS gymnasiums at this hugely popular event. Competition was fierce in all divisions. Congratulations to the following teams that dodged their way to victory: 4th-5th Grade Division: Dodgefathers (Best Costume: Dodge "IT") 6th-8th Grade Division: Dodge "IT" (Best Costume: The Old Dodgers) High School/Adult Division: Prescribe Wellness (Best Costume Tie: Disco Ballers and Golden Ballers Participant [...]