Raising funds for new scoreboard


Retired Tomales High School coaches Gary Dellepere and Matt Bell will be honored at the second annual Kickoff Classic on Monday, August 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lagunitas Brewery, in Petaluma. Football coach and fundraiser host Leon Feliciano said Mr. Dellepere taught and coached at Tomales High from the early 70’s to the mid 80’s and was the first coach to lead the team to a section championship. Mr. Bell led the girls basketball team to their first section championship two years ago; he retired this year. Mr. Feliciano hopes to raise a portion of the $15,000 needed for a new football scoreboard. “The numbers were flickering and you couldn’t tell the eight from the zero,” he said. The Kickoff Classic includes a barbecue dinner, live music and a 50/50 raffle, in which one winner gets half of all raffle ticket sales, the other half being added to the night’s fundraising total. Last year, the raffle winner won half of about $1,400. $30 tickets are available by calling Renee Renati at (707) 477.7352 or Mr. Feliciano at (707) 575.3520.