Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Show Will Go On! CSF Telethon Rescheduled for May 6

Continuing the Tradition in an Effort to Connect the Community.

CSF logoThe 33rd annual Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 6th from 5-9 pm. As with so many events, the telethon was cancelled in response to COVID-19, but the CSF staff has been working with the Coronado Unified School District to find creative ways to allow the show to go on. While unable to host a live showing at the Coronado High School theatre, where hundreds of Coronado locals usually rally to support the STEM and Arts Pathway programs sponsored by CSF, this year’s telethon will be broadcast live and virtually on AT&T Ch 99, Spectrum Ch 19, and coronadotv.me and csfkids.org/telethon. During the telethon viewers will be able to call in donations or go online to csfkids.org/give and choose which school they would like to donate to.

- Advertisement -

Jeanmarie Bond, the new president and CEO of Coronado Schools Foundation, will be the “socially distanced” host for the 33rd annual Telethon. “Coronado is a community that cares – I think that’s one of the hallmarks of our city. And we at Coronado Schools Foundation care deeply about the students and families in our District,” said Bond. “We want to make certain that we stay connected. These are unprecedented times, with everyone hunkering down and staying at home. That’s exactly why we decided to go forward with this Telethon virtually – to connect with one another, reinforce that we are all in this together, and celebrate this wonderful community that is Coronado!”

With student hosts and special guests from the community, this year’s lineup offers viewers a chance to feel engaged with their classmates, teachers, school administrators, and friends. From game shows to cooking competitions, students, teachers and community leaders will be on hand to entertain.

- Advertisement -

2019 CSF Telethon
Students from Village Elementary School participate in Wheel of Fortune at the 2019 CSF Telethon.

New this year is an ingenious competition called “Schooled It!” where pairs of teachers from all four school sites compete to create a professionally decorated Buzzby Cake. New York Times bestselling author and TV celebrity chef Melissa d’Arabian hosts this hilarious challenge, prerecorded by students enrolled in the KCMS Broadcasting Class at the middle school. “As a parent with three daughters enrolled in Coronado schools, I am so appreciative of the enrichment programs CSF provides for our kids,” notes d’Arabian. “All of this is made possible by the generosity of our amazing community of donors.”

- Advertisement -

The Telethon is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Swinerton and Swinerton Renewable Energy, pivotal partners in the $125 million Hotel del Coronado renovation project, along with Producing Partner Mullins Orthodontics and Golf Cart Opportunity Sponsor Willis Allen Real Estate of Coronado. Block Partners for each of the hours include the Hotel Del Coronado, Buona Forchetta, Alan Kinzel from Douglas Elliman Realty, and Dr. Natalie Bailey from Advanced Dentistry in Coronado.

Underwriting Partners for the production are La Mer on Orange Avenue, Spiro’s Greek Café, the Chisholm Mickel Team from Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton’s Coffee Shop, CMG Mortgage, Nicolls Design, and Navy Federal Credit Union. A team from Finest City Entertainment will produce and broadcast the show, with dozens of Coronado community members working virtually to ensure this show is a success.

CSF golf cart giveaway
During the broadcast, the winning ticket for a brand-new Forester Six Passenger Electric Golf Cart will be announced. Anyone donating $365 is entered to win a shiny new Holland’s Bicycle’s bike, and donors of $500 or more have the opportunity to win a state-of-the-art surfboard from Emerald City.

-----
Do You Value Local News?
Become a Paid Supporter

Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.

Avatar
Coronado Schools Foundationhttp://csfkids.org
Through community involvement and support, Coronado Schools Foundation raises and manages funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students. Coronado Schools Foundation envisions a public school community that provides students an opportunity to learn, thrive and reach their highest potential today and into their future.
Advertisement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Nick Kato for CUSD School Board: Letters of Support

Submitted by Nick KatoHello Coronado, Nick Kato here. This School Board election has been an amazing experience and I’ve learned so much over the...

Widespread Support for John Duncan for City Council

Submitted by John DuncanThank you to the wonderful Coronado community and the amazing cross section of residents - including families, small business owners, retired...

Support for Nick Kato for Coronado School Board

Submitted by Shane DurkinFriends and Neighbors,This letter is to affirm my support for Nick Kato to be elected to the Coronado School Board. I...

Support for Whitney Antrim for Coronado School Board

Submitted by Whitney BenzianI am supporting Whitney Antrim for the Coronado School Board. I have known Whitney since our snazzy red sweater days at...

NEW STORIES

New Businesses Will Soon Fill Vacant Spaces in Coronado

This year has been one of more downs than ups for businesses and restaurants in Coronado (and worldwide) and that has created quite a...

Welcoming Baby Mely in a Pandemic

When news of the pandemic hit, I was six weeks pregnant. Never did I imagine that I would deliver my baby while the world...

CUSD Board Meeting: Phase 3 Reopening, Equity Committee Formation and Upcoming Election

The Coronado Unified District School Board met on Thursday, October 15 at 4 pm at the district offices located at 201 Sixth Street. Community...

Quarantine Family Collaboration: How Olympian Jesse Smith Brought Water Polo to a Children’s Book

What started as a series of bedtime stories quickly grew into a family collaboration and COVID-quarantine project, resulting in the world’s first illustrated children’s...

Frontline Workers: Coronado Grocery Employees Share Insights

Grocery stores and markets are among the essential businesses called on to remain open from the start and throughout the continued duration of the...