Eureka Schools fundraisers for at risk programs

By: Megan Wood- The Press Tribune
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The Eureka Schools Foundation is putting the fun back in fundraiser. In an effort to save some of the school’s programs that are at risk due to state budget cuts, the nonprofit foundation is holding a series of fundraising events to support the seven schools in the Eureka School district. “These are great programs that we’re working to save,” said Eureka Schools Foundation Executive Director Julie Guerrero. “The funds that we raise will support these programs that are unique to our district.” Family Fun Day at the Fountains Sunday, May 17 1-3 p.m. Community Courtyard and stage area The Fountains have partnered with the Eureka Schools Foundation and has provided more than $1,000 in gift cards to give away at the event. Guests can purchase raffle tickets to win gift cards from Fountains merchants or win one of several $100 gift cards that will be given away every 15 minutes. Food from restaurants California Pizza Kitchen, McCormick & Schmicks and The Counter will be available. Kids can participate in activities like a scavenger hunt, face painting and see special guest, Sparkles the Clown. Eureka School district music performances will take place throughout the afternoon. Golf Tournament Wednesday May 20 9:30 a.m -8 p.m Granite Bay Golf Club Practice your swing and win great prizes by participating in contests like Hole in One, Closest to Pin and Most Accurate Drive. Prizes include a Ford F150, Ford Fusion Macbook computer or a flat screen TV. Purchase raffle tickets and participate in a silent auction to win golf getaways, vacation packages and other prizes. Nike Golf representatives will be on hand to do club fittings or purchase items from their retail tent. 5K Sunday, May 31 8:30-10:30 a.m Granite Bay High School Kicking off the Country Faire this year is Eureka Schools Foundation’s first 5K Fund Run. The course begins at the Granite Bay High School football stadium and travels throughout the foothills. Kids 10 and under can participate in a Kid Sprint, an untimed mini race around the track in the stadium. Participants will receive a Eureka Schools Foundation 5K T-shirt and goodie bag and children will receive commemorative ribbons for participating in the Kid Sprint. Awards for the 5K will be presented to the top three finishers in each age category as well as the overall male and female winners. Country Faire Sunday May 31 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Ron Feist Park Travel back in time to yesteryear and enjoy this old time Country Faire complete with carnival games and stage performances. Granite Bay High School wood working students provided backdrops for ring toss and go fishing games where prizes include live goldfish. Children can also enjoy the bounce houses and pony and train rides. Demonstrations and performances from the Granite Bay High School dance team and Kovars Martial Arts Academy as well as students from the Eureka School District will perform poetry readings and participate in jazz band and choir performances throughout the afternoon. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Eureka Schools Foundation fundraising events visit