The Aptos Sports Foundation re-invigorated it’s Poker Tournament on Saturday

November 14 and once again was not disappointed by the outpouring of support for the kids of this community.

The fabulous atmosphere, food and drink at Seascape Golf Club made it easy for Texas

Holdem' players to settle in and compete for some serious bragging rights and impressive

prizes donated by many throughout Santa Cruz County.

A special thank you to Craig Robinson, Garrett Jewelers, The Holder Family as well as The Crow's Nest, Cafe Rio, and The Hideout to name just a few for their generous donations to the cause.

Rich Seadler was the last man standing and took top prize at the tournament, followed by

Jeff Zaharie, Jeff Harper, Charlie Scibetta, Dave Waite, Ken Kisner, Paul Crawford, and

Steve Ghio who all walked away with a prize.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the successful night will go directly to the

student-athletes of this community, improving the quality of sports at Aptos High School

and it's feeder programs.

Recently, the Aptos Sports Foundation approved funding for 12 permanent benches to be

installed at the high school tennis courts. We are also working to install scoreboards at

the softball field and pool for water polo use.

In the near future, the Foundation hopes to support a digital marquee at the entrance to

Aptos High School for announcements of athletic and various school events. Almost

every high school in the tri-county area currently has some form of digital signage and Aptos deserves to promote the wonderful activities happening at the school and keep the community updated on what students are doing.

None of this would be possible without our community support, so if you would like to

help, the ASF Golf Tournament is April 29, 2016. Or give a gift any time of the year

through the Foundation's new endowment fund.

For more information visit:

Nine, yes nine, Aptos Mariners signed their letter of intent on November 13, 2015 committing to play college sports next season.

These stellar student-athletes are the reason the Aptos Sports Foundation does what it does. Not only are they gifted athletically, their hard work and dedication has paid off and now they will be representing the Aptos community across the

state and country.

Maddy Bol will play for the University of Chicago’s indoor volleyball team. Her

two teammates Madi Dueck and Karsen Welle are both on their way to UC

Berkeley, Dueck as part of Cal’s inaugural Pac-12 sand volleyball program, and

Welle will join the Lady Bear nationally ranked crew team.

Both baseball standouts, Jack O’Boy and Jack Harris signed letters of intent at

UC Davis and San Francisco State respectively.

Natalie Wendt will compete on Fresno State’s equestrian team and Ana Calero

will join the Spartan Women’s Soccer team at San Jose State.

Continuing the strong Aptos High running legacy, Mattie Peoples will compete for

the UC Santa Barbara women’s track and cross country team.

Finally, Christopher Staka who won the 100-meter backstroke at the CCS

Swimming and Diving Championships will swim for the University of Alabama.

These outstanding seniors as well as other student-athletes still competing for

Aptos High School will be our future community leaders in some form or another

and ASF hopes to continue to provide a quality student-athlete experience for the

youth of Aptos for generations to come.

You can be a part of that transformative growth at the high school, junior high

school and youth sports programs through the Foundation’s charitable giving


For more on this, please visit:

We wish all these Mariners much luck and success at the next level, they will

have the support of an entire town behind them!

Calling all card players!! Whether you know the difference between your “Fish

Hooks,” and your “Jackson Fives,” or you just like to play poker to pass the time, the

Aptos Sports Foundation has the game of the century you simply cannot miss!

Saturday, November 14th, the ASF Poker Tournament is back and this year the game

is at Seascape Golf Club.

Registration starts at 6pm and play begins at 6:30pm with plenty of food and a first-

class drink service to wet your whistle.

The Buy-In has been reduced this year to $95, but remember that’s a small price to

pay to be a part of developing future community leaders through quality athletics in


While it is about fun and games, there is a bigger mission at play and now the

Foundation has made it possible for you to be a part of that by creating a community

asset through charitable giving, not just in the immediate but for generations to

come. The Poker Tournament is a way to learn more about that opportunity as


You will also get to hear some exciting updates on current and future projects the

Foundation is working on right now.

All the proceeds of this event will go directly to the Aptos Sports Foundation to help

our efforts to increase youth participation in sports by improving and providing

quality athletic programs at Aptos High School and its feeder schools.

Our success is based on the community stepping up to the plate, or in this case the

card table, to support those who need it the most, our kids.

Sign-up online at (you do not need a PayPal

account) or mail a check to: Aptos Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 2405, Aptos, CA


For more information on the Foundation go to

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