Maxwell Blue and Gold Boosters hosts annual dinner and auction

The Maxwell Blue and Gold boosters held their annual tri-tip dinner and auction, last Saturday. Twenty-five dollars allotted for tri-tip, rice, roasted veggies, rolls and a fruit kabob dinner,  for patrons.

“We sold about 80 tickets in presale and another 50 plus at the door. Attendance was higher this year than last year,” said Blue and Gold President, Sharol Kuska.

This year’s event featured the return raffle prize of a Traeger BBQ Pellet Grill, which carries an $800 value. “We had a lot of support this year with donations, including a Bersa Firestorm 380 handgun up for auction,” said Kuska.

Attendees were offered eighty auction items along with several local pastries from a silent dessert auction. A plethora of raffle prizes were given out including tickets for Mount Shasta Ski Park, Schwinn Legacy Cruiser and a Jr Bow Hunting set.  “Putting on an event like this takes a lot of time and dedication and wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers of Blue and Gold and sponsors throughout the county,” said Maxwell Board Member Robert Shadley. “It’s truly neat to see so many people supporting our schools and local athletes.”

Maxwell High School baseball and softball athletes showed their support for their school boosters program by serving attendee’s dinner and as runners for the auction items. “I was happy to see such a great turn out from the community,” said Maxwell’s baseball athlete Shane Danley. “I wanted to help because Blue and Gold supports all the sports programs and relies on parents and students for help.”

Maxwell’s Blue and Gold Boosters benefit sports programs at the Jr High and High School. Funds are also utilized for graduating senior athletes. “This year some of our big purchases included: football helmet rentals, travel expenses to and from games and new baseball uniforms,” said Kuska. “Maxwell Blue and Gold Boosters thanks everyone that donated to the dinner/auction. Our student-athletes  are so blessed to have so much support from our community.”■