A follow-up to my piece on the crisis in the Alameda high school athletics: I saw this a little late, but KNBR Radio and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame is holding a fundraiser today for Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), to provide funds for high school athletics in Alameda.
In a very exciting opportunity this afternoon, KNBR680 is partnering with the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame to raise funds for high school athletic programs in AUSD.
The Hall of Fame has donated a $30,000 matching grant to AEF, specifically for high school sports. KNBR will be contacting and interviewing professional athletes that came up through our athletic programs. The challenge? To get these athletes (and everyone listening) to match that $30K -- or more! Please tune in to Tom Tolbert today, after the Giants game, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Want to donate? Go to our donate button. When you get to Paypal, write "high school sports" or "KNBR" on the "item" line.
Our trip to Sacramento last week went well; we met with some staff of Lt. Governor John Garamendi, made our concerns heard, and got a tour of his office. (It's not a particularly impressive office; your typical Silicon Valley office is much more impressive, but then again, the Lt. Governor's office doesn't really hold much power, so maybe that's fitting.) Our group is pictured second from the bottom in this news article. The one good thing to know is that the politicians in Sacramento are certainly getting an earful. I think they're starting to realize there's a line that being crossed between a lean government and a starving one.