South Pasadena High School offers a wealth of extracurricular opportunities to its students. With more than 100 award-winning sports teams, clubs, and activities, SPHS makes it possible to extend and enrich students’ academic experience. From volleyball to Virtual Business, from jazz to journalism, from sustainability to stage crew, there are activities to capture the imagination of every student.
For almost 50 years, the SPHS Tiger Booster Club has been there to help make it all happen. Each year, we raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through Tiger Bingo, Booster Bash, Tiger Run, membership contributions and other fundraisers. These dollars go directly to support teams, clubs, and educational programs that contribute to the creation of balanced human beings and a memorable high school career.
Operated and sustained by volunteers, the South Pasadena Tiger Booster Club is a non-profit organization that draws its members from the entire community: parents, alumni, coaches, teachers, high school staff, and local businesses. We are united by our determination to provide the best possible experience for SPHS students.
We are proud to help provide significant financial support for the activities and experiences that enable our high school to provide a full and rich experience in and out of the classroom. Won’t you join us?
Each year SPHS Tiger Booster Club awards five $1,000 scholarships to SPHS seniors. This year we are proud to announce the following recipients:
Sara Jaime – Flossie Clarich Scholarship, given to a female student athlete who has displayed unselfish qualities and who has done more to help other athletes by their actions and initiative.
Michael Wu – Lew Clement Scholarship, given to a male student athlete who has displayed unselfish qualities and who has done more to help other athletes by their actions and initiative.
Adam Arellano – Rick Booth Memorial Scholarship, given to an athlete who not only demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, but also exemplifies the qualities of determination, intensity and the drive to be the best you can be.
Tei Park – Tiger Seal Award, given to students who’s involvement at SPHS helped make it a better place. The recipients have left their mark on the school and the students they interacted with.
Owen Keith – Tiger Seal Award, given to students who’s involvement at SPHS helped make it a better place. The recipients have left their mark on the school and the students they interacted with.
Proposed SPHS Tiger Booster Club Board of Directors for 2017-18
President – Ann Verkuilen
Executive VP Ways & Means – Katie Clark
Executive VP Marketing – Bill Buckley
Secretary – Julie Gaeta
Treasurer – Barry Reynolds
Financial Secretary – Dianne Parker
Bingo President – David Zeiger
Bingo Finance – Yuki Cutcheon
Bingo Credits – Jane Hamatani
Membership – Jane Washburn
Merchandising – Isabell Garza
Sponsorship – Anna Wooton
Team & Activities Liaison – Lisa Clark
Volunteer Appreciation – Ellen Main
Auditor – Kate Gibson
Past President- Carrie Diaz
The power of three, The South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF), the SPHS Booster Club, and the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) worked together to have the old, wooden SPHS stadium bleachers replaced with new aluminum seating over the summer. With $15,000 from Parti Gras’s Paddle Raise and $11,000 each from SPEF’s Major Grant fund, the SPHS Boosters, and SPUSD, we were able to fully replace these seats before the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you to everyone that has donated to SPEF and Boosters; without you, this would not have happened.
For those keeping score, the scoreboards in the gymnasium were so old that no one is really sure how old they were. “Maybe sometime in the ’70s?” guesses Athletic Director Greg Luna.
What Luna did know is that the scoreboards were so old that it was no longer possible to find spare parts or keep them in repair.
Enter the SPHS Booster Club.
With its contribution of $8,800 added to funding provided by the school district, the Booster Club made it possible to replace both with state-of-the-art new scoreboards in January.
“We thought this was a great investment, given that the scoreboards will benefit not just all of our basketball teams, but volleyball, wrestling and badminton as well,” says Booster President Kate Gibson. “Call it a win-win-win-win.”
To celebrate 30 years of Bingo, the SPHS Booster Club is hosting a special evening on Saturday, May 16. The theme is Hollywood Stars Shine Bright on SPHS Tiger Bingo. It will be SPHS Tiger Bingo’s biggest giveaway ever.
Patrons will receive
- free dinner
- hand crafted Oscar® label pin
- lap blanket emblazoned with SPHS Tiger Bingo logo
- custom dauber.
Expect many door prizes throughout the evening, including a new television and a portable turntable. There’s no better way to show your Tiger Spirit then to head over the SPHS Tiger Bingo’s 30th celebration…30 never looked so good!
Find out more about SPHS Tiger Bingo
Here is a link to the photo spread in L.A. Magazine published June 2014.
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