Fresno State Rugby Club will have
food booth at Vintage Days
Vintage Days is Fresno State’s largest student-planned celebration which attracts over 50,000 people from Fresno and the surrounding communities to campus for three days of entertainment and excitement! The rugby club plans on having their food booth again this year. This is one of their major fundraising events. Stop by and help support the club. There’s something for everyone at Vintage Days: food and game booths, live entertainment, beer garden, Crafts Faire, and much, much more!
Fresno State rugby players volunteered to help
raise $535,000 on Kids Day
Kids Day last week set a record with $535,000 raised, Molly Marquez of Valley Children’s Hospital announced Tuesday.
Kids Day, in its 28th year, is a key fundraiser for the hospital, which specializes in treating children with serious and life-threatening illnesses. The event is co-sponsored by The Bee and ABC30.
“We are just about done counting the Kids Day donations, and have officially reached our goal and set a new record! $535,000!” said Marquez, who directs major events for Valley Children’s. “Thank you for playing such a vital role in Kids Day’s success. We couldn’t do it without you!”
The previous record of $514,152 was set last year.
The goal during last week’s fundraiser was $530,000. Marquez indicated some late donations remain to be counted, so the final total will go higher. More than $7 million has been raised over the 28 years of the annual event.
Hundreds of Kids Day volunteers — including politicians, athletes and young people “paying it forward” — lined streets around the central San Joaquin Valley to sell special $1 editions of The Bee on March 3 as donations for the hospital. A who’s who of Fresno — including Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Fresno State rugby players, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims and Fresno State coaches Tim DeRuyter and Rodney Terry — were among those “hawking” the papers at “celebrity corner,” Blackstone and Shaw avenues in Fresno.
Men’s and Women’s Rugby were amazing that morning, bringing in a record of over $1200 for Kids Day!
A w e s o m e j o b D o g s !