Brentwood PONY Baseball League’s Blast 11U team held a Pasta Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. All proceeds will enable the team, the majority of which have been together for three years, the opportunity to represent Brentwood at the prestigious Cooperstown All-Star Village Youth Baseball Classic and visit baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. in the summer of 2011. With the generosity and support of many businesses, the team raised $3,700.
The boys were the food servers for the evening as they hustled out bowls of salad, baskets of rolls and platters of homemade Italian pasta. The cook was the Italian grandpa of one of the players. Bart Schneider was the master of ceremonies and auctioneer for our live auction items, which included tickets to Dr. Phil/The Doctors, Disneyland, Half Moon Bay Golf and El Dorado Hotel accommodations, to name just a few.
There was a Pick-your-Prize raffle and a sea of silent auction prizes for everyone to enjoy. The karaoke really took off when Kevin Morris (Blast 12 coach) offered $100 to have the Blast 11 coaches, Ed Mitchener, Mark Petures, Scott McCurdy, Terry Daysog and Jeff Marchetti perform “Stop in the Name of Love.” It was truly difficult to determine which one was Diana Ross.
The parents of the Blast 11U baseball team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests who joined us for dinner and the following businesses for their support and generosity:
1st Pitch Strike Baseball, A-1 Transmissions, A-1 Smog Test, Aladino’s Pizza, All God’s Creatures, Applebee’s, Barilla Pasta, Bay Area Soccer Academy LLC, BevMo, Big O Tires, Bill Brandt Ford, Brentwood Auto Spa, Brentwood Golf Club, Brentwood Hand Car Wash, John Broski Photography, C.K. Pizzeria, Cookie Lee, Anthony Costello (the cook), Cover-Ups, Disneyland Park/Disney’s California Adventure, Deer Ridge Golf Course, The Doctors Show, Doggie Depot, Dr. Phil Show, El Dorado Hotel-Casino/Reno, Firestone, Food Maxx, Golf N Games, Hair Masters, Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Harvest Park Bowl, Hershey’s Chocolate, Holy Hair, Jamba Juice, Les Schwab, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Mimi’s Café, Murietta’s Well Winery, Nines Restaurant, Outback Steakhouse/Pittsburg, Paradise Skate Park, Pleasanton Hilton Hotel, Rocco’s Pizzeria/Walnut Creek, Ross Stores, Bart Schneider (our emcee), Schooner’s Grille & Brewery, Sevillano Links@Rolling Hills Casino, Shadow Lakes Golf Course, Shifflett Photography, Spa Prima, SpeeDee Oil Change, Starbucks Balfour/Fairview, Stockton Ports, Tamas Estates Winery, Tommy T’s Comedy and Steakhouse, Truck’s Training, Usborne Books, The Vitamin Shoppe, Warriors and Wente Vineyards.
Mary Strong, Brentwood