Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by the Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF).
The Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF) started the school year on a successful note, raising about $9,300 with . The event, held at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, benefitted the nine campuses in the Encinitas Union School District that are served by the private, nonprofit foundation.
The tournament drew 48 participants, including district Superintendent Tim Baird. Several district administrators, district school board members, school principals, teachers and parents also played, donated, or volunteered their time. Sponsors included local businesses such as Pagni Real Estate, Tina’s Deli, Stratford Court Café, Callaway Golf, TaylorMade Golf, Which Wich Sandwiches, and Adonai Producciones.
“We are very grateful for all the support we received for our first event of the year”, said EEF President Gerald Singleton. “The state education cuts have crippled our district’s budget. EEF’s goal this year is to raise enough money from the community of Encinitas and south Carlsbad to enable the district to continue to provide a superb education to all district students.”
The district, which consists of five schools in Encinitas and four in south Carlsbad, is severely impacted by state budget cuts to education. One third of the district’s elementary schools have large low-income student populations and receive Title I federal funding.
The tournament kicked off a year-long fundraising initiative of the EEF. The foundation eagerly seeks donations and partnerships with interested individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and corporations. For more information on the EEF or to learn more about how you can help local schools, please contact EEF President Gerald Singleton at email@example.com, (619) 405-3056, or visit www.encinitaseducationalfoundation.org.