Apr 4 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…


hosts Antioch HS at 3:00 in the Willie Stargell Memorial Classic.

Track & Field

competes in the Stanford Invitational.

Boys Golf

competes in the Champions Invitational at Indio GC.

In Saturday’s action…


plays in the Willie Stargell Memorial Classic.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the San Ramon Valley Invitational.

Track & Field

competes in the Stanford Invitational.

Boys Golf

competes in the Champions Invitational at Indio GC.


competes in the De La Salle Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Download Spring Season Calendars

You can view the Acalanes Boosters Sports calendar at http://acalanesboosters.com/calendar/

or click on the Calendar tab at the top of the screen.

Save a bunch of time typing each event into your appointment calendar. Just one click on one of the following links copies the entire season schedule for that sport to your computer calendar. Next, save the file and sync with your smart phone (or any other calendar that supports iCal or Outlook). If nothing appears to happen, check your download folder, and double-click on the most recent filename ending in .ics.

If the calendar has been updated since posting on this site, or you find an error, please click on the envelope icon at the top right corner of any page and shoot me an email.

2014 Baseball
2014 Softball
2014 Track & Field
2014 Swimming & Diving
2014 Golf Boys
2014 Tennis Boys
2014 Volleyball Boys
2014 Lacrosse Boys
2014 Lacrosse Girls

Mar 17 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…


defeated College Park HS 2-0.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Tennis

hosts Northgate HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

plays at Livermore HS at 4:00.

Boys Golf

competes in the Marin Catholic Invitational at Meadow CC at 10:00.

Individual standouts…


Zach Stromberg was the winning pitcher throwing a 5 hit gem. Max Diaz and Grant Henderson each went 1 for 3, with an RBI.

R. Takahashi

Mar 8 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…


defeated San Marin HS 1-0.

Boys Lacrosse

overwhelmed Piedmont HS 14-2 to start the season 2-0.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Carondelet HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Baseball

hosts Tennyson HS at 1:00.

Freshman Baseball

plays a doubleheader at Miramonte HS at 11:00.

Varsity and JV Softball

play at Mt. Eden HS at 12:30.

Track & Field

competes in the East Bay Invitational at San Ramon Valley HS at 8:00.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

Boys Tennis

competes in the California Classic in Fresno.

Frosh-Soph Boys Lacrosse

hosts Alhambra HS at 12:00.

Individual standouts…


Josh Katzki went 1 for 2, with the lone and game winning RBI.

Boys Lacrosse

Adrian Jeffries scored 3 goals. Robbie Stern, Chris Lane and Sean Quinn each scored 2 goals. Danny Ennis had 8 saves and Cameron Bosshart 3 saves.

Girls Lacrosse

Chloe Landry scored 5 goals and had 1 save. Kate Fellner scored 1 goal and had 1 save. Sabba Jweainat had 7 saves.

R. Takahashi

Dec 31 – Happy New Year

Final Day!

As 2013 comes to a close, we ask that you remember the Acalanes Boosters in your charitable giving plan.
Remember, with Acalanes Boosters, everyone plays.

What does Acalanes Boosters Do?
To ensure the safety and well-being of all student-athletes, we provide the salary and supplies of our fine athletic trainer, Chris Clark.

We also:
• Fund every sports program at Acalanes High School every year.
• Last year Acalanes Boosters distributed roughly $100,000 across the 22 programs.
• Examples of items funded over the last two years: new weight room equipment, watering carts, a high-capacity ice machine (for hydro-therapy), new wrestling mats, equipment for the new pool, tennis ball auto-serve machine, and safety equipment for numerous programs.

Who Benefits?
• Every one of the 700+ Acalanes High School student-athletes
• Every one of the 22 Sports programs

Member Benefits?
• Tickets to all home football
• Tickets to all home league basketball games
• Premium items based on membership levels.

How can you help the Boosters?
· Become a member (click here for membership levels)
· Attend the Boosters Sports Bash
· Attend a membership meeting (click here for calendar of meetings)

Get Involved:
· Become a Acalanes Booster Sports Representative
· Join a Acalanes Booster’s Committee
Sports Bash
Help at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

For more information please contact a Boosters’ Board member

Year-End Tax Planning

Boosters Supporters:

When making your end of the year tax planning decisions, please consider donating to Boosters.  Boosters is a charitable organization so all your donations are tax-deductible. All you need to do is send a check to Acalanes Boosters Club at 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549. Acalanes’ Athletics is solely funded by community contributions so all your donations are greatly appreciated. (Tax ID  # 23-7428299)

Please visit the Gift Matching tab on the Boosters site to see if your employer will double your donation! Also, some companies offer charitable donations to compensate for your volunteer time. Check it out under the Gift Matching Tab.

Thank you and Happy New Year

Year-End Gift Matching


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 ____________________________________________________


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:  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



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.

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