(Stockton, CA, September 5, 2017) – The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) recently hosted its 18th annual Orange & Black Ball on August 26th at the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium. The longstanding annual fundraising event serves as a kickoff celebration to the new school year and provides the PAF an opportunity to gather with many of its strongest supporters in the community to acknowledge its recent accomplishments, while raising funds for the PAF in support of Pacific Athletics.
This year’s event, presented by Pacific Construction, was another huge success selling out one month prior to the event with 700 guests in attendance and was able to gross a total of over $252,000 while netting a record amount of $123,735 for Pacific student-athletes. This is a $23,000 increase from the 2016 Orange & Black Ball. The money raised from the event will support the PAF Impact Fund, sport-specific operations, and the new nutrition station available for all student-athletes.
The night’s festivities began with the unveiling of the beautiful, newly constructed $1.5 million Janssen-Lagorio Performance Center. The center, constructed by Pacific Construction, is the latest upgrade to Pacific Athletics facilities and will provide exercise/weight equipment for weight and conditioning training along with a fuel station providing nutritious snacks for student-athletes.
Upon arrival to this premier event, guests are greeted by student-athletes and welcomed to mingle with coaches and staff while enjoying multiple wine tasting stations, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, raffle drawing, and live entertainment.
The event was a major success for the PAF and would not be possible without the involvement from each of its sponsors including:
Pacific Construction (Title)
Cross Currents LLC (Gold)
Ray Morgan Printing (Gold)
Port of Stockton (Silver)
Lagorio Family of Companies (Silver)
F&M Bank (Silver)
Community Foundation of San Joaquin (Silver)
United Way of San Joaquin County (Bronze)
San Joaquin County Office of Education (Bronze)
Duane Isetti (Bronze)
Lincoln Center (Event)
Energy Systems (Event)
Segale Travel Service (Event)
Our Grand Prize Raffle Winners for the evening’s event were the following:
7 Night Mexican Riviera Princess Cruise- Kara Godi
5 Nights at Moana Surfrider Resort & Spa in Honolulu- Andreas Witt
2 Round Trip Tickets & 2 Night Stay at The Bellagio- Wendi Cook
5 Nights at Mauna-Lani Bay Hotel in Hawaii- Patrick Velasquez
3 Nights at Grand Velas Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta- David Sandstrom
2 Round Trip Tickets & 2 Night Stay at The Luxor- Mike Robinson
The mission of the PAF is to provide private financial support for Pacific student-athlete scholarships and sport-specific operations. For more information on the PAF and how to join, please contact (209) 946-2591 or learn more at JoinPAF.org.
For an event recap and photos, click here.