Year-End Gift Matching

TIME SENSITIVE!

Fantastic news!  We are very excited to bring you our official “Gift Matching” web page on our  http://acalanesboosters.com/  web site.  The employee Matching Gift Program could easily be one of the year’s largest fundraising efforts for the Acalanes Boosters’ Club.   ANYONE who donated to the ABC this year could request matching gift funds from their employers.   Please take a minute to check if your employer has a Matching Gift Program.  We have hundreds of ABC donators who can potentially raise funds through this program.

Let’s try to collect as much FREE money as we can for our student athletes.  They deserve it!  This is time-sensitive and the cut off for requests is upon us, either Dec. 31, or Jan. 31, 2014. for fiscal year 2013.

Participating employers will have one or two+ donor programs:

1. Employers will match 1:1 eligible dollars donated.

2. Employers will provide a volunteer grant ie. $500 for volunteer hours per their guidelines.

For example, I have already contacted my employer and the ABC will receive $350 matching dollars for my donations, AND another $500 volunteer grant for meeting their criteria of 20-30 volunteer hours/calendar year.  $850 FREE dollars to the ABC.  WOW!  We have already received a few more matching gift donations this year as well.

Below are some easy instructions to follow.  If for any reason you are having difficulty with your submission, please feel free to contact me or your employer.  Mary Piscitelli 765-0457, I will be happy to help you.

A.      What is the proposed process?  It is very simple and will take just a few minutes.  (Time well spent!)

Go to the “acalanesboostersclub.com” web site.

Click on the last tab  ‘Gift Matching”, and it will bring you directly to the “Double the Donations” link and type in your company name.

See if your employer will match your donation!

Enter your company name ____________________________________________________

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B.     If your employer participates, all their contact information will appear as well as any pertinent links to their company specific guidelines and submission forms etc.  If your company is not registered, I encourage you to call your HR department and inquire with them, sometimes it’s not publicized.

C.       Some employers will allow you to submit your request electronically, by e-mail, regular mail, &/or fax.  If your company has a secured web or e-mail, you will need your employee number and perhaps a password if you haven’t set it up already.      IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS INFORMATION, OR GET FRUSTRATED, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP!   Call them directly for assistance.  They are very willing and happy to help guide you through the process.

D.  Send Brad and I an e-mail with a brief explanation of your donations &/or hours volunteered for that calendar year and we will confirm your qualifying donations when your employer contacts us.  If you need a receipt, we can provide that as well.

E.    Provide your company with;

-Your employee information
-Dollar amount you donated and are requesting a match for &/or number of hours volunteered.  Your donation was to the Acalanes Boosters’ Club
-ABC receipt, IF requested by the company.  (We can provide you with an ABC receipt)
-Contact information for our ABC rep. Brad Smith / or Mary Piscitelli
-ABC Tax ID  # 23-7428299, and school address 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
All the information you will need is listed on the web page for you.

Most companies already have the Acalanes Boosters Club information in their system.  Our Not-for-Profit Federal Tax ID# is nationally recognized.   Once the employer verifies the request, a check will be mailed directly to the ABC.  The checks are cut either monthly or quarterly according to their protocol.

What if you still have questions?

For questions regarding your company’s programs, please contact your employer’s HR or community giving department.  They are very helpful.  Most of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

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For additional questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request  please contact:
A.      Mary Piscitelli:  vicepresident@acalanesboosters.com or 925-765-0457
B.      Brad Smith:  treasurer@acalanesboosters.com  or 925-890-7273

Happy Holidays!

Mary Piscitelli and Brad Smith
Tom Duckworth
Danna Wright

Dec 11 – Acalanes Boosters Holiday Fundraiser

Buy your holiday gifts and support Acalanes Boosters at the same time
at the Sports Basement Holiday Fundraiser.

You get a 10% discount,
and 10% of your purchase is donated to the Boosters
at no cost to you.

December 11 6:30-8:30PM

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Special Shopping News…

If you shop at Sports Basement on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, mention “Acalanes Athletics,” and you will receive a 10% discount! The Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5% from the purchase price. You are given permission to shop to your heart’s content.

Sports Basement on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek will host “Acalanes Athletics Day” on Wednesday, December 11. Mention Acalanes Athletics and you will receive a 10% discount! The Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 10% from the purchase price. Additionally there will be a Happy Hour from 6:30 to 8:30pm, with food and beverages provided free of charge.

Booster ID Cards

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Athletic Boosters this year!  We appreciate your donation and couldn’t support our athletic programs without it!

If you purchased a membership but still need to pickup your Sports Passes or Incentive items (for memberships $250 & above), they’ll be available at the Boosters Table at the home football games Friday night 9/20.  The Cinch Bags that we ran out of at Dons Day are now in!!

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen de Roque, Membership chair.
email: membership@acalanesboosters.com

Thank you!

May 20 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

Boys Lacrosse

put away Cardinal Newman 18-7 in the NCS quarterfinals.

In Saturdays action…

NCS Swimming Championships

Girls finished in 8th place. Boys in 11th place.

NCS Tri-Valley Track & Field Championships

Boys finished in 6th place.

Individual standouts…

NCS Swimming Championships

  • Brittany Usinger, Emily Giambastini, Reilly Fellner and Meghan Hill, 3rd in 200 freestyle relay.
  • Zech Newman, Brett Usinger, Nick Inserra and Henry Baer, 4th in 200 medley relay.
  • Brett Usinger, 3rd in 200 individual medley and 4th in 100 breaststroke.
  • Brittany Usinger, 6th in 200 individual medley.

NCS Tri-Valley Track & Field Championships

Top 7 places advance to the NCS Meet of Champions on Friday and Saturday.

  • Adler Faulkner, 1st in 800.
  • Matt Thomas, 2nd in discus and 3rd in shot put.
  • Michael Wang, 3rd in 1600.
  • Stephen Main, 4th in triple jump.
  • Kelly Collins, 5th in 3200.
  • Jordan Hinds, 6th in 100.
  • Alex Hennies, 7th in 400.
  • Jordan Hinds, Casey Lee, Julian Hinds and Lisa Carrington, 7th in 4×100.

Boys Lacrosse

Wes Greason scored 5 goals and had 4 assists. Robbie Stern scored 4 goals. Scott Lindsay scored 3 goals and had 2 assists. Cameron Bosshart had 7 saves.

NCS playoffs…

Lacrosse teams

host the NCS semifinals Wednesday. The #1 seeded girls team will host Miramonte HS at 7:00 and the #2 seeded boys team will host Piedmont HS at 5:00.

Baseball

is the #1 seed and will host the winner of San Marin HS vs. Eureka HS in the NCS quarterfinals Friday at 4:00.

Softball

is the #5 seed and will play at Sonoma Valley HS in the NCS quarterfinals either Friday or Saturday.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Friday and Saturday at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

R. Takahashi

May 17 – Acalanes Softball Lacrosse Swim Track Diving

In Thursdays action…

Softball

is playoff ready as they mowed down Berean Christian HS 7-3 to finish the regular season.

In Fridays action…

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Cardinal Newman HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00 PM.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Trials at Concord Community Pool at 9:00 AM.

In Saturdays action…

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Finals at Concord Community Pool at 11:00 AM.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at Granada HS at 10:00 AM.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Diving

Miranda Gold placed 7th and Simone Raeth 25th at the NCS Championships.

Softball

Natalie Goepel was the winning pitcher. Super-frosh, Kaitlyn Johnson went 2 for 3, with 2 RBIs and 2 doubles.

R. Takahashi

May 13 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

The boys and girls track & field teams competed extremely well at the DFAL Championships to finish as league co-champions. The following placed in the top three to earn a berth in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships Saturday at Granada HS Saturday, May 18 at 10:00.

Event winners

Jordan Hinds, Casey Lee, Julian Hinds and Lisa Carrington, 4×100
Adler Faulkner, 800
Stephen Main, long jump
Lisa Carrington, long jump
Matt Thomas, shot put.  Also won the discus on Wednesday.
Brianna Wilkinson, discus. Also won the shot put on Wednesday.

Event runner-ups

Caroline Wilcox, Sage Catton, Julie Vaccaro and Amy Hollshwandner, 4×400
Jordan Hinds, 100
Michael Wang, 1600
Cameron Gaskell, 3200
Kelly Collins, 3200
Calvin Saribay, long jump

3rd place

Alex Hennies, Nick Comly, Taiki Chiba and Adler Faulkner, 4×400
Lisa Carrington, 200
Caroline Wilcox, 100 hurdles
Amy Hollshwandner, 300 hurdles
Eric Thomas, shot put
Andrew Bertics, pole vault

In Saturdays action…

Girls swim team placed 2nd and the Boys 4th at the DFAL Championships

The following placed in the top three:
Brittany Usinger, Emily Giambastini, Reilly Fellner and Megan Hill, 1st 200 freestyle relay
Brittany Usinger, 1st 100 butterfly and 1st 200 individual medley
Brett Usinger, 2nd 100 butterfly and 3rd 100 breaststroke
Austin Wentzel, 2nd 500 freestyle
Nora Vance, 3rd 100 backstroke
Miranda Gold, 2nd diving

In todays action…

Boys Golf

competes in the NCS Tournament of Champions at Rooster Run GC in Petaluma.

R. Takahashi

May 11 – Friday Results and Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

The boys and girls track & field teams competed extremely well at the DFAL Championships to finish as league co-champions. The following placed in the top three to earn a berth in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships Saturday at Granada HS Saturday, May 18 at 10:00.

Event winners

Jordan Hinds, Casey Lee, Julian Hinds and Lisa Carrington, 4×100.
Adler Faulkner, 800.
Stephen Main, long jump.
Lisa Carrington, long jump.
Matt Thomas, shot put. Also won the discus on Wednesday.
Brianna Wilkinson, discus. Also won the shot put on Wednesday.

Event runner-ups

Caroline Wilcox, Sage Catton, Julie Vaccaro and Amy Hollshwandner, 4×400.
Jordan Hinds, 100.
Michael Wang, 1600.
Cameron Gaskell, 3200.
Kelly Collins, 3200.
Calvin Saribay, long jump.

3rd place

Alex Hennies, Nick Comly, Taiki Chiba and Adler Faulkner, 4×400.
Lisa Carrington, 200.
Caroline Wilcox, 100 hurdles.
Amy Hollshwandner, 300 hurdles.
Eric Thomas, shot put.
Andrew Bertics, pole vault.

In Saturdays action…

The swimming and diving teams compete in the DFAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.

R. Takahashi

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