By Pauline Masson

Pacific Editor

The Pacific Indian Sports Club is finalizing plans for the 16th Annual Banquet and Dinner Auction.

The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the Pacific Indian Sports Clubs. Through donations from businesses and individuals, the proceeds benefit hundreds of students involved in school district team athletics.

Cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight.

In recent years, proceeds from the event have been used to buy an end zone video tower camera for football and a Noah shooting system, which includes camera, laptop and software for girls and boys basketball.

Ketina Armstrong, Riverbend School, is donations chairperson. Her team is soliciting businesses for items to be auctioned in the live auction or blind auction. She can be reached at 636-271-1481, or at

Items the funds from the dinner auction purchase for the school athletes is often items the district cannot afford to purchase. They supply needed equipment to support every team in grades eight through 12.

Items bought in the past included mascot and break-through banners for cheerleading; Ipod, Ipod dock and poms for dancing; softball jugs pitching machine and scoreboard for softball; and pitching mounds for baseball.

Superintendent Randy George notes that volleyball, football, soccer, pole vault, wrestling, weight room, and golf teams all benefit from the sports club’s annual dinner action.

“This annual fundraiser is invaluable to the district’s team athletics,” George said.

Stephanie Schomber is president of the Sports Club.

For ticket information contact Cheryl McDaniel, MVR-III central office, at 636-271-1400.