Holiday Issue 2015
Santa comes early to Kings
At a time of year which must certainly be his busiest, Santa once again made a special appearance at Kings High School this past Saturday on December, 5th for the annual event – Breakfast with Santa. This yearly occasion is a fundraiser to support the Kings Baseball team and the presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus attracted a considerably large crowd in 2015.
Between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. people who attended enjoyed a pancake breakfast while Santa and Mrs. Claus met with children for photos and the chance to share a Christmas wish. Other features and activities at the event were; a stand featuring a large variety of baked goods for sale, craft activities, and raffles with chances to win baskets full of goodies.
In addition to the benefit of funding raised by this event to help provide the team with new equipment in preparation for the new upcoming season, it’s also recognized as a way to get the players get more involved in the community. The Kings Baseball players participate by working in various roles contributing to a fun experience for those who attend and to the success of Breakfast with Santa.
The players and the people of the Kings community both, look forward to this event.
“I have been a part of this now for two years and I do believe it bonds the team together, I helped kids with crafts and without the help of my teammates I would have been overwhelmed. Overall it’s a great thing for both the community and the program.” said sophomore player Evan Wheeler.
For the baseball team, Breakfast with Santa represents something unique as a fundraiser.
“We were looking for a new interesting fundraiser that doesn’t require selling anything because all of the other teams sell things so we wanted to think of something a little different,” said Kevin McClung, head coach of the baseball team.
Breakfast with Santa is indeed unique among fundraisers and enjoyed all around. The popularity and benefit of this fundraising event is evident in the numbers. Typically the team raises team $1800-$2000 per year and around 300 to 500 people show up for the event.
“This has always been a big event in the community i get phone calls in October asking if we are still doing it,” said McClung