Whether it’s dining out or working out, the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters Club has it covered.
The club — which is hosting its annual Winter Wine and Spirits Auction on Saturday, Feb. 4 — recently secured a major donation of fitness equipment for the campus fitness center from an anonymous donor.
The donation — valued at $42,000, according to the club’s publicity chair Craig Miller — included 26 indoor Star Trac spin bikes, two Precor treadmills and two Precor elliptical machines for the fitness center, which was renovated by the Boosters in 2014. The space is used by all students in grades 7-12 in their physical education classes as well as student-athletes participating in school sports programs.
“It just happened, we had one individual who has access [to athletic equipment] say, ‘Hey, I can get you guys some spin bikes. Are you interested?’ You pay for shipping and it’s all yours,’” Miller said. “We said we’ll take it.’”
Spartan Boosters have raised and distributed more than $170,000 this academic year to fund the extracurricular activities, sports and academic programs. Those donations include wall mats for wrestling, bullpen renovations for baseball and transportation costs for choral music.
To continue supporting the LCHS student body — and to cover the cost of shipping and installation of the new fitness equipment — Spartan Boosters Club is holding its fourth annual Winter Wine and Spirits Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Thursday Club.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at lchsboosters.org for $75 or at the door for $85. Tickets include a hosted bar with wine and beer and an appetizer dinner provided by ETC Gourmet Kitchen.
For more information, contact Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Mirjam Swanson