Foster teens benefit from local support


Friends of San Pasqual Academy hosted a Team Penning event that benefited the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Chairpersons for “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” were Rancho Santa Fe residents John and Gina Daley and Jeff and Jenna Daley.

Premiere Sponsors were Ken and Carole Markstein, Bill and Donna Herrick, Marc and Patty Brutten, Art and Catherine Nicholas and John and Gina Daley. Committee members for this event included Ann Boon, Teri Summerhays, Karen Ventura, Heidi Hollen, Joanie Spence, Kathy Lathrum, Dagmar Helgager, Monica Sheets, Lois Jones, Debby Syverson and Joan Scott. Many volunteers from Teen Volunteers In Action and National Charity League, along with other volunteers, assisted with this event.

Some of the local equestrians that competed in the “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” Team Penning event included Jenn Marun, John Kratzer, Gina Farkas, Bill Cuddeback, Don Daley III, John Daley, Jeff Daley, Jenna Daley, George Scott, Melisse Mossy, Wanda Weldy, Anne Mc Cabe, Suzie Kaplan, Gracie Kratzer, Gene Ventura, Crosby Bennett, Renee Du Pont, Gina Poage, Margo Turner, Romina Notaraina, Marjaneh Miller, Steve Tellam, Sherrie Songer, Emmy Sobieski, Joe Longo, Joe Herrick, Ashley Stone and Joan Scott.

The 2011 Team Penning results were as follows:

1st Place Team: George Scott, Bill Cuddeback and Sherry Songer.

2nd Place Team: Jenna Daley, Sherrie Songer, Val Tamme.

3rd Place Team: Joan Scott, Macy Devenport and Summer Scalzo

4th Place Team: Joe Herrick, Ashley Stone and Kaitlin Gustave

5th Place Team: John Daley, Macy Devenport and Terry Crook

6th Place Team: Crosby Bennett, Gina Farkas and Steve Tellam

Winning the Calcutta, were Bill and Donna Herrick for 1st place and 3rd place and Toni Daley, for 2nd place. The Calcutta Winners donated their winnings back to Friends of San Pasqual Academy. Other Calcutta team purchasers were Bill and Connie Mc Nally, John and Heidi Farkash, Jason Mossy, Ken and Carole Markstein, Kara Kratzer, Gina Daley, Dana Falk, Frank Coakley, Gary and Jeanne Herberger, Toni Daley, Steve Markstein, Mary Beth Oblon, Edward Fisher, Ed and Jane Gillenwaters, Bill and Sharon Mc Donald and Carolyn Taylor.

Karen Ventura organized a silent auction that generated much-needed funds for the foster students.

“This was a very unique event that was fun for the riders, spectators and supporters of our foster teens at San Pasqual Academy,’ states Karen Ventura, a volunteer for Friends of San Pasqual Academy. “ With 150 foster students, the needs are great. It is wonderful that we can host such a special and exciting event that will support the activities and the needs of these deserving foster students”.

Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that enriches the lives of foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. For further questions regarding this information, please call (858) 759-3298 or visit

  1. Donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.