Californians for Nebraska raised $7,000 at their two watch sites in Orange County today for the Nick Pasquale Foundation. Nick's father and brother were in attendance at OC Tavern. Below is some of the email that I just received from Mike Zeis who spearheaded the fund raiser. The Pasquale's live very close to Mike in San Clemente.
Photo: Second from left Mel Pasquale (father) right A.J. Pasquale (brother)
Besides the final score, CFN had a really successful day. The OC Tavern was packed with about 200+ football fans at 8:31 this morning. The UCLA athletic dept. provided some really great silent auction items including a UCLA helmet in a glass case signed by all of the team captains. Nick Pasquale’s dad attended and gave a very emotional thanks to CFN for pulling together this event at the last minute.
I have to give loads of credit to CFN member Jay Pesicka for having the idea to donate the opportunity drawing proceeds and gathering up many of the items for the raffle and silent auction. It looks like between Danny K’s and the OC Tavern we raised about $7,000 for the Nick Pasquale Foundation.
CFN collected the funds in cash, check and credit card and will make a donation in the total amount to the Nick Pasquale Foundation. The thinking with the Nick Pasquale foundation is that we will make the presentation to them at a San Clemente High football game in the next week or two. I think we should express our thanks to Coach Mora and UCLA for the donated items.