The Los Angeles Angels will hold their second annual Fullerton College Night Saturday evening, with $5 from each ticket package purchased benefiting the college’s food bank and a scholarship program.
Funds raised from last year’s Fullerton College Night allowed the college to keep what is officially known as the Chris Lamm & Toni DuBois Memorial Food Bank open in the summer, according to Lisa McPheron, the college’s director of campus communications.
The Food Bank services about 80 students every week, McPheron said. It was founded by faculty, staff, students, retirees and volunteers to address the growing number of Fullerton College students struggling to find nutritious food and resources to meet their needs.
Students of Distinction scholarships are the other beneficiary from the ticket package, which includes a Fullerton College-themed Angels cap. The program annually honors 20 graduating or transferring students, McPheron told City News Service.
McPheron said she expects about $9,000-$10,000 to be raised.
Football coach Tim Byrnes will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. The Hornets were selected as the 2016 national champion by JCFootball.com/JC Gridwire.
Quarterback Jordan Hoy, offensive tackle Emil Graves, men’s basketball guard Ian Fox, softball pitcher Natasha Trujillo and women’s water polo player Gabbi Perez will be honored in a pregame ceremony for their athletic and academic accomplishments.
Men’s basketball coach Perry Webster, who shared the state coach of the year award, will also be honored.
Founded in 1913 as Fullerton Junior College and renamed Fullerton College in 1972, Fullerton College has 93 associate degree programs and 147 vocational certificate programs.
Fullerton College is third in the state in transfers to California State University schools, according to statistics provided by the college.
—City News Service