O&B Recap

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2021 Orange & Black Ball Recap

The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF), who’s mission is to raise funds and generate revenue for improving the lives of Pacific student-athletes, recently celebrated the 22nd Annual Orange & Black Ball on October 8th at the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium. The annual event, which this year kicked off Pacific’s Homecoming Weekend, attracted over 550 supporters and leaders within the Stockton and surrounding communities.

The Orange & Black Ball, which has become one of the premier events in the community, began with the welcoming of all guests by Pacific’s student-athletes followed by an opportunity to mingle with coaches and staff, participate in a silent and live auction, sample a variety of beer and wine options from the area, enjoy a gourmet dinner, enter a raffle drawing, and listen to live entertainment to conclude the night.

The evening also featured a Fund-A-Need appeal to support the important issue of mental health and wellness of student-athletes, which has been a growing area of concern across the NCAA as well as in professional sports and society in general post COVID. Over $20,000 was raised thanks in part to matching funds donated by Watts Equipment.

Through the support of the community, the 22nd Annual Orange & Black Ball successfully grossed a total of approximately $245,000, while netting an all-time high of $150,000 for Pacific Athletics. This year’s celebration was another huge success capped by a record amount of over $68,000 in sponsorships thanks to the PAF’s title sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, as well as the involvement of the following sponsors:

  • Kaiser Permanente (Title)
  • Brookside Optometric Group (Gold)
  • Samaritan Endodontics (Gold)
  • Watts Equipment Co. (Gold)
  • San Joaquin County Office of Education (Silver)
  • Dignity Health (Silver)
  • Grupe Huber Company (Silver)
  • Midtown Optometry (Silver)
  • Lagorio Family of Companies (Silver)
  • Panera Bread (Silver)
  • Siegfried Engineering (Silver)
  • Community Foundation of San Joaquin (Silver).
  • Art Godi Realtors (Bronze)
  • California Rock and Ready (Bronze)
  • Finance of America Mortgage (Bronze)
  • Gary Long Jewelers (Bronze)
  • Neumiller & Beardslee (Bronze)
  • PMZ Real Estate (Bronze)
  • Collins Electrical (Bronze)
  • Angelina’s (Event)
  • G-Force Productions (Event)
  • Sacramento Event Co. (Event)

Our Grand Prize Raffle Winners for the evening’s event were the following:

  • 5 Nights at Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, Hawaii and 2 Round Trip Tickets – Robert Perasso
  • Las Vegas Experience including 4 club level tickets to a Golden Nights hockey game and a $250 dinner gift certificate to Marigold – Brady Rankin
  • 2 Tickets to the NCAA Men’s Final Four – Juan Garcia
  • WCC Basketball Championship Tickets – Stephen Schaner
Thank you again to everyone who was able to contribute to the Orange & Black Ball through bidding on auction items, participating in the fund-a-need campaign, or by attending the event. The event would not be a success without the involvement from all of our supporters!

Endowments

A named endowment can be established with a minimum cash or estate/planned gift of $50,000 and designated to support a specific sport or purpose within the Athletic Department. You can also endow a head coaching position, the highest honor that can be bestowed by an athletics department.

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Scholarships

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program funds

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PAF Fund Drive

The PAF is currently looking for dedicated fans to participate in the PAF Fund Drive. Volunteers are needed to help ask for donations to support Pacific Athletics, which is integral to the success of the PAF’s primary mission of securing cash and gifts-in-kind.

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