Banquet 2017 Raises $10,000+

We raised $10,646 at our Banquet on December 9, 2017, where we heard Peter Whitley of Tony Hawk Foundation, and Kanten Russell premiere skatepark designer for Stantec’s Action Sport Group, speak in support of skateparks at Salerno Winery, catered by D’Carlos Restaurant. Dessert bar hosted by Seidl’s Party Rentals & Supplies featured a variety of desserts and pastries by Packards Coffee Shop.

Eric Vellone of Ramona Town Radio emcee’d an extensive bottle raffle from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Also, silent auctions included GOLF AND DINNER FOR TWO at Barona Resort & Casino. Entertainment feature Sandy Teichert and Kami Brown, local singers and songwriters arranged by Gin Boughner.

Robert Krysak of Krysak & Associates really ramped up the giving when he offered a matching donation of $1,000, which we handily raised at the event. The biggest donation of the event came in the mail, the next day, a donation of $7,500 from the Jack Scudder Memorial Fund. Kent Scudder tells us, “We are interested in supporting programs that support young people, and a skateboard development project fits into our scope of giving, and we think is a marvelous idea for Ramona.”

Cocktails began at 6pm, and featured open Q&A with our featured speakers. Dinner began at 7pm. Raffles and silent auction winners were announced throughout the night.


Peter Whitley: Tony Hawks describes Peter Whitley, as, “Peter embodies everything we try to accomplish with our foundation.” Whitley is the former Director and Co-Founder of Skaters for Public Skateparks, as well as the author of the Public Skatepark Development Guide. Tony Hawk Foundation Executive Director, Miki Vuckovich, adds, “Pete literally wrote the book on skatepark development,” and continues by saying, “Bringing his talent and creativity to THF represents a quantum leap forward for skatepark advocacy, in general. Communities fighting for a safe place for their youth to skate now have this tremendous champion working for them, day in and day out.”

Kanten Russell: Kanten Russell grew up in San Diego, and was a professional skateboarder for 13-years. He is the lead designer for Stantec’s Action Sport Group. Kanten says of his design ethic, “My goal is to create skate parks that integrate with their surrounding areas. I think that’s what ultimately changes the perception of skateboarding—connecting a unique lifestyle to the community at large.” He designed and built the Lakeside Skatepark, Encinitas Skate Plaza and the community skatepark in Carlsbad – as well as many other world-class skateparks, all over the globe.

Special thanks to “Silver” Sponsors for $250

Harbour Farm & Vineyard

“Bronze” Sponsors have donated an item for auction:

Barona Resort & Casino
Cheers of Ramona
Cordiano Winery
Domaine Artefact
Edwards Vineyard & Cellars
Highland Valley Vineyards
Iron Pony Trading Post
Kohill Vineyard & Winery
Principe di Tricase Winery
Ramona Disposal
Salerno Winery
Unicorn Books and Gifts
Velocity Paintball Park
Ramona Family Naturals
Riviera Wellness Spa
A Classic Tale
Country Wine & Spirits
Ramona Lisa’s Pizza
Kirk’s Bike Shop
Reds, Whites & Brews
Estates Dental Dr. Todd Brilliant Family Practice
The London Bakery
NAPA Auto Parts
Main Street Auto Care
Ramona Fitness Center
Ransom Brothers


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