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East Union High KIWINS club raises $495 for Second Harvest Food Bank
East Union High KIWINS Club President Mathew Duran presents a check to Kerri Tapia, Program Director at the Second Harvest Food Bank, in the amount of $495. - photo by Photo Contributed

The East Union High School KIWINS service club staged the fourth annual East Union High Dodge Ball Tournament as a service project to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Six teams entered raising $495 for the Second Harvest Food Bank from entry fees, and donations at the door.  Forty-eight students at East Union paid $10 each to be a member of a co-ed team of eight players.  Ten KIWINS helped to run the tournament from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 10.

Ben Cantu, Peter Johnson, and Jim Stone from the Manteca Kiwanis Club helped referee the 16 matches in the tournament.  The other referee was Mike Mallory, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank.  East Union High head custodian Gordon Austin insured the facilities at the Dalben Center were ideal for the players and spectators.  The club also appreciated the enthusiastic morning announcements from Willie Herrera Jr., the Lancers head football coach, and the encouragement and help of their faculty advisor, Eryn Bowers who also refereed.  Mathew Duran was the project chairperson for the event.

Carole and Scott Reed of Regal Signs donated a set of eight engraved medals for the first place team, and ribbons for the second and third place teams.

The KIWINS Club has sponsored and organized the Benefit Dodge Ball Tournament for four years. They have contributed $2,194 to Second Harvest Food Bank from the tournament entry fees.