Blessings Abound at Dove Gymnasium and Event Center
Blessings Abound at Dove Gymnasium and Event Center Grand Opening!
Our Dove Gymnasium and Event Center Grand Opening Barbecue Celebration was a spectacular gathering of fun, family, and faith, thanks to the incredible generosity of current grandparents, Tim and Jenny Dove! New Gym Equipment Fund donors, special guests, and event volunteers came together to celebrate history in the making for San Carlos School on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
Nearly 300 guests attended the sunny, outdoor celebration which included a fabulous barbecue feast catered by award- winning Showoff BBQ, divine homemade desserts, a Dove Beer & Wine Garden, rockin’ live music by The Lost & Found Band, a hi-tech photo booth courtesy of Lopez Photography, festive flowers and balloons, face painting, tattoos, field games for the kids, Dove Gym t-shirts and bottled water, and tours of the amazing new facility. The event was highlighted by ribbon-cutting by Tim & Jenny Dove, a beautiful blessing by Fr. Ron Shirley, and spirited reflections by Principal Karen McKenzie, Special Guest and Former Principal, Teresa Bennett, our Pastor, Fr. Ommar Solis, and Tim Dove. Mrs. Bennett worked very closely with Mr. Dove to plan the project and make his vision a reality, and we were thrilled that she was able to join us.
Our Business Manager, Cindy Rybkowski presented Tim and Jenny with a lovely, small-scale version of the stained-glass gym entrance panels, designed by her husband, Roger Rybkowski, as a token of our deep appreciation. Students, faculty, and staff also gathered on the field with Tim and Jenny the day before the Grand Opening for a beautiful Blessing Ceremony led by Fr. Ommar, Fr. Ron, and Fr. Patrick. All were then invited into the gym for the very first time! Tim and Jenny’s grandchildren had the honor of shooting the first baskets, and the school sang a delightful thank you song while waving posters of gratitude.
Everyone was entertained by a super exciting game of Knock Out with 8th Graders, Fr. Ommar, and sharp-shooting teachers followed by lots of fun rotating through game stations inside the gym and outside on the field. Another fun-filled and historic day for San Carlos School!
We are so very grateful to Tim and Jenny Dove whose vision and generosity made dreams come true for the students at San Carlos School! Special thanks to all New Gym Equipment Fund donors who helped us purchase new sports equipment, a portable stage, chairs for basketball and volleyball games, and equipment to care for and protect our new gym floor. We also thank Showoff BBQ, The Lost & Found Band, Lopez Photography, Abril Saldana and Ooh Pretty Rentals, A to Z Rental, our dynamite event committee, and all volunteers for helping us create lasting memories for San Carlos School! Congrats again to all and GO RAMS!
5th Grade Service Project
5th Grade Service Project Supports Homeless Through Sun Street Centers
Led by Teacher Mrs. Anderson, 5th Grade completed a wonderful and spirit-fueled Christmas service project to assist homeless families through Sun Street Centers in Salinas and its temporary housing in Marina. The project included a fundraising bake sale, donation collection, gift organization, packing, and delivery to families. Special thanks to current grandparent, Judge Sillman for introducing SCS to Sun Street Centers and to all families who participated!