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Pasta Dinner Fundraiser at College Park High School


Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / mobile: (760) 705-6919


“A Ride for Ryan” pasta dinner fundraiser tonight at College Park High School to benefit Ryan Joseph

All proceeds will go toward the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van for Joseph family


WHAT:  A Ride for Ryan pasta dinner to raise funds for the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van to help Ryan Joseph, who suffered a life-altering injury at a wrestling match in January, become mobile again


WHERE:  College Park High School, 201 Viking Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, (925) 682-7670


WHEN:  February 5, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


OVERVIEW:  Ryan Joseph, a 16-year-old sophomore and student athlete, suffered a spinal cord injury during a wrestling match on January 10, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.  Falcon friends, family, and community members have been raising money via a GoFundMe page to help the Joseph family make changes to their home to accommodate Ryan’s needs and to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van.  Ryan recently sent a message to his College Park family to say "I would like everyone to know how much their support means to me.  On my worst days I think of all of you and know it is going to be all right."


The College Park High School Athletic Booster club has organized the Ride for Ryan pasta dinner; tickets are $15 per person, including pasta, salad, dinner roll, and water.  The meal is being prepared and generously provided by Roxx on Main restaurant in Martinez. Dessert and soda will be available for purchase until sold out.  Tickets are available for purchase online at http://bit.do/rideforryan.  People who are unable to attend the dinner but would like to contribute may do so on this same website.


On-site contacts for media are Joseph Alvarez, Principal, and Jim Keck, Athletic Director.





About Mt. Diablo Unified

Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic communities, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer award-winning innovative programs in Career Technical Education (CTE); Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is pleased to have opened its first International Baccalaureate (IB) program and three new regional magnet programs for the 2017-2018 school year. Efforts are underway to establish the IB program at the middle and elementary school level. MDUSD also expanded its middle college program, College Now, now serving an additional 35 students.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.


Posted by: Debbie Maher, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:2/5/18
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