Left to right—Alicia Bennett, Jeff Casa, Linda Sturm, Tommy Thompson, Matt Johnson (Chowchilla HS), Danny Velasquez (Turlock HS), B. Wierdsma.
Carl's Jr, Tom Thompson, has been a major sponsor of the North/South Rotary Scholarship/Football Program since 2006. Carl's Jr TWM Industries have donated $4000 each year since 2011 for the Scholarship and Football Program. For the up coming years 2017 and 2018 Carl's Jr. has graciously agreed to contribute a total of $20,000 to the Scholarship programs.
The North/South Rotary Football Game has been played every year since 1985. This is the 32nd year of the game. We have gone from 22 high schools, 11 on each side, to 31 high schools on each side in 2017, a total of 62 high schools. The game includes high schools in the Central Valley from Kingsburg to Ripon, from Oakdale to Los Banos and Oakhurst to Madera. These are also locations for Carl’s Jr. All proceeds are used for scholarships.
Since we've started the scholarship program in 1992, we have given away $260,000; that means 260 graduating students from the Central Valley have received a $1,000 scholarship to further their college education. Without the support of Carl's Jr. we would not have been able to give away that many scholarships. The Rotary Clubs in the Central Valley have also been very generous with their support. Due to the generosity of Carl's Jr. and our loyal fans we believe we can reach our goal of providing 33 - $1000 Scholarships in 2017.
From all of our coaches, players, parents and our community we want to thank Carl's Jr. for providing us the funds and support in assisting the youth in our community to reach for the STARS