‘Teens, Jeans and Dreams’ a huge success due to community support


Friends of San Pasqual Academy’s “Teens, Jeans and Dream’s” team penning event was enjoyed by both the riders, sponsors, volunteers and spectators who came together to support the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. It proved to be a magical evening full of excitement and fun. Chairing this event were Bill and Connie Mc Nally. Charger Quentin Jammer was the Honorary Chairperson of Teens, Jeans and Dreams.

Many caring volunteers donated their time and energy to help with this competition. Some of these volunteers included Kathy Lathrum, Teri Summerhays, Karen Ventura, Heidi Hollen, Lois Jones, Joanie Spence, Ann Boon, Monica Sheets, Andrea Reynolds, Nina and Hannah Williams, Teen Volunteers In Action, National Charity League Members, Donna Herrick, Paige Hollen, Debby Syverson, Bob Syverson, and Joan Scott.

The evening began with a silent auction, organized by Karen Ventura and was assisted by Lois Jones and Andrea Reynolds. The many auction items were very unique. Thank you to the caring individuals who donated wonderful items to the silent auction, which included beautiful jewelry pieces, spa treatments, art, quality wines, health products and more! A Wine Reception, hosted by Northern Trust, was held for all the sponsors before the team penning competition.

The sponsors later enjoyed dinner that was served in their ringside boxes. The dinner wines were also donated by Northern Trust. Markstein Beverage Company created all the banners and placards for the boxes and donated Budweiser beer buckets full of beer that were placed on all the VIP tables. Nina and Hannah Williams created thank you baskets filled with wonderful hair products for all the riders. These gifts were greatly appreciated by all the participants. The riders also enjoyed a dinner that was donated by Anne McCabe and ABJ Equine.

The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. A Calcutta Bidding of Teams was organized by Monica Sheets and the Team Penning competition of twenty teams began.

There were many fast times and wonderful efforts from the Riders, but the final results of the 2012 “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning competition were:

•2012 Champions: Joy Bancroft, Gene Ventura and Lynn Devenport.

•2nd place: Philip Wilkinson, Alexa Dilberger and Joyce Tolken

•3rd place: Courtney Bohart, Kasey Mc Farlane and Gregg Sindici

•4th place: Hap Hansen, Val Tamme and Gladys Sager

•5th place: John Kratzer, Jose Gonzalez and James Greer

•6th place: Hannah Flyckt, Kaitlin Gustave and Joan Scott

The 2012 Calcutta Winners were Hugh and Joy Bancroft and Herb and Sharon Lurie.

They purchased the Champion team and very generously donated all their winnings back to the foster students of San Pasqual Academy. Karen Hoehn was the second place Calcutta winner and she also donated her winnings back to the foster students.

Winning third place was Jason Adams. The funds generated by this event will go towards college scholarships, athletic and academic programs, art and music programs, computers, school events, birthday and other holiday parties and much, much more.

Other Calcutta team purchasers were Bill and Donna Herrick, Bill and Connie McNally, Ken and Carole Markstein, Kathryn Robinson, Marc and Patty Brutten, Dave and Tina Thomas, Gerald Moss, Dana Falk, Rochelle Putnam and Michael Oleata.

Thank you to the wonderful Platinum Sponsors of “Teens, Jeans and Dreams,” which included Bill and Donna Herrick, Art and Catherine Nicholas, Ken and Carole Markstein, Markstein Beverage Company, Bill and Connie Mc Nally, John and Gina Daley, Northern Trust, Dave and Tina Thomas, The Ecke Family, Gary and Jeanne Hergerger, Jim and Ann Boon, Dave and Susan Allred, Hugh and Joy Bancroft, Gene and Karen Ventura, John and Kara Kratzer, Buck and Kay Bennett and Dayna and Dan Robinson.

The local riders in this event included Crosby Bennett, John Daley, John Kratzer, Gracie Kratzer, Hap Hansen, Hannah Ankeny, Caroline Thomas, Hannah Flyckt, Luis Cardenas, Stephanie Jensen, Marcy Gehrke, Philip Wilkinson, Suzie Kaplan, Melisse Mossy, George Scott, Joe Herrick, Lynn Devenport, Mindy Devenport, Debbie Robison, Courtney Bohart, Juliette Hendertrott, Suzanne Arenkins, Bonnie Walker, Bill Cuddeback, Jose Gonzalez, Joy Bancroft, Gene Ventura, Dan Robionson, Steve Dunham, Julianna Lorenz and Joan Scott.

According to Karen Ventura “This is such a fun and unique event. We appreciate everyone’s support and dedication to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. As a result of everyone’s efforts, we are able to provide wonderful programs and experiences for these kids.” Board member Lois Jones also states, “We appreciate how so many people came together to assist us with this event. People donated their time, wonderful auction items, became sponsors and purchased Calcutta teams. The riders and spectators had an enjoyable time. It is great that this positive evening provided so much to the foster teens.”

If you would like more information on Friends of San Pasqual Academy, please visit their web site at Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 92067.