Peninsula Bottling donates $7,000 to Pirate Athletics

PORT ANGELES, Washington (February 11, 2017) - Peninsula Bottling Co.representatives Jim Gossard and Harrison Hinds presented Peninsula College a check for $5,000 as part of a $7,000 sponsorship package that enabled the College to purchase a new screen for its gym, as well as banners for the field, and support of Pirate Casino Night, a scholarship fund-raiser for the athletic program.

Accepting the donation for Peninsula College was Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life, as well as Pirate basketball players Cami Butler and Alicia Dugan. The event took place during halftime of Pepsi Throwback Night.

Pirate Casino Night a huge success

PORT ANGELES – Pirate Casino Night, the Peninsula College athletic department’s signature fund raising event, broke new records this year!

The sold-out event, which featured a live auction, a silent auction, a comedy show, casino games, dinner and dessert, and brief speeches from Peninsula College President Dr. Luke Robins, Associate Dean for Athletics Rick Ross, and former student Danika Johnson, smashed last year's record. The 2016 event raised more than $20,000 for athletic scholarships and this year’s Casino Night topped the $30,000 mark, according to Athletic Development Coordinator Mitch Freeman, who organizes the Pirate Casino Night event with the help of Athletic Development Specialist Tim Tucker and the Pirate Athletic Association Advisory Board.

Wilder Auto donates $5,000 for athletic scholarships

Wilder Auto

PORT ANGELES, Washington (January 3, 2017) –On Friday, December 30, Wilder Auto presented the Pirate Athletic Association at Peninsula College with a $5,000 donation to support athletic scholarships.

“This is a very significant gift and will greatly impact our ability to provide scholarships for student athletes,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “The Wilder Auto family continues to be a huge supporter of this community.

We are very blessed that Dan Wilder Jr. and his team chose to provide such a high level of support. The success we’re having in soccer and basketball can directly be linked to the support we get from the businesses and fans in our community.”

Peninsula College is coming off a fall season that saw the men’s and women’s soccer teams both win league titles and the women’s team win the Northwest Athletic Conference championship. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are defending league champions and they are preparing to tip off league play on Jan. 11.

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