Year-End Gift Matching


Fantastic news!  We are very excited to bring you our official “Gift Matching” web page on our  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 “” 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 ____________________________________________________


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.


For additional questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request  please contact:
A.      Mary Piscitelli: or 925-765-0457
B.      Brad Smith:  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



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.

Thank you!

Apr 26 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursdays action…

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS 16-5.

Boys Volleyball

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS in four games.

In Fridays action…

Track & Field

hosts the Bob Warren Relays at 2:00.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at Alhambra HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturdays action…


plays Campolindo HS. Varsity is home at 1:00 and JV is away at 10:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento State University.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Invitational.

Frosh-Soph Boys Lacrosse

plays at Alhambra HS at 4:00.


competes in the Amador Valley Invitational.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

At the DFAL boys tennis championships, Dan Cardiff advanced to the singles quarterfinals, but had to retire. Ryan Cardiff and Preston Tso advanced to the doubles quarterfinals before defeat.

R. Takahashi

Apr 24 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…

Boys Lacrosse

continues to roll through the DFAL defeating Las Lomas HS 15-7 to remain undefeated in league at 8-0 and 12-4 overall. The JV team was a 15-2 victor.

Girls Lacrosse

faced their greatest threat to repeating as DFAL champions by disposing of Las Lomas HS 21-12 to remain undefeated in league at 8-0 and 10-5 overall. The JV team also won 8-5.


defeated Analy HS 3-1 raising their overall record to 12-4.

In todays action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Alhambra HS at 6:00.

Swim Team

is away at Las Lomas HS at 3:45.

Boys Golf

has a match against Alhambra HS at Franklin Canyon GC at 3:00.

JV Boys Tennis

has a match at Berkeley HS at 3:30.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Boys Lacrosse

Wes Greason scored 5 goals and had 4 assists. Robbie Stern scored 5 goals. Cameron Bosshart had 16 saves.

JV Girls Lacrosse

Mackenna Mullins scored 3 goals.


John York was the winning pitcher. Grant Henderson went 2 for 3, with an RBI and a double. AJ Welsh went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

R. Takahashi

Apr 18 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…

Swim teams

fell to Miramonte HS.

Varsity event winners

Brett Usinger, Nick Inserra, Weston Carpenter and Zech Newman, 200 freestyle relay.
Brett Usinger, 100 fly and 100 breaststroke.
Henry Baer, 100 freestyle.
Emily Giambastini, 100 freestyle.
Weston Carpenter, 200 freestyle.
Brittany Usinger, 100 fly.
Nora Vance, 100 backstroke.

JV event winners

Michael Green, Liam McGuire, Jack Hillman and Jack Avery, 400 freestyle relay.
Nicole Jackson, 50 fly.
Jack Avery, 100 backstroke.

In todays action…

Baseball and Softball

play Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and JV is away.

Varsity Boys Tennis

is away at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

JV Boys Tennis

hosts Bentley HS at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

Apr 17 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…


shutout Dublin HS 6-0 raising their DFAL record to 4-1 and their overall record to 14-4.


slid by Dublin HS 4-3 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 5-0.

Boys Tennis

blanked Dublin HS 9-0 to raise their DFAL record to 7-4 and their overall record to 9-5.

Girls Lacrosse

came up short against Davis HS 21-18.

In todays action…


hosts Miramonte HS at 3:45.

Track & Field

has a meet against Alhambra HS and Las Lomas HS at Las Lomas HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

plays at Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

Boys Golf

has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at Blackhawk CC at 3:30.

Freshman Baseball

plays Berkeley HS at Willard Park at 7:00.

JV Diving

competes in the De La Salle Invitational at 3:45.

Yesterdays individual standouts…


John York was the winning pitcher throwing a complete game recording 8 strikeouts. Tyler Supple went 2 for 2, with 2 runs scored. AJ Welsh went 1 for 2, with an RBI.


Natalie Goepel was the winning pitcher. Mia Monopoli went 3 for 4, with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and a double. Jamie Jacobs went 2 for 4, with 2 RBIs. Alex O’Brien went 1 for 3, with a double.

Boys Tennis

Dan Cardiff, Rick Brundage, Isaiah Bird, Preston Tso, Ian Dao and Ryan Pegels won their singles matches. Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Ian Richard & Conor Sasner, and Cole Noone & Will Price won their doubles matches.

Girls Lacrosse

Chloe Landry scored 7 goals and had 1 assist. Kate Fellner scored 3 goals and had 3 assists. Niki Quinn scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Caroline Newman scored 3 goals. Sabba Jweianet had 7 saves.

R. Takahashi

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