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Rocklin High gets crafty for second year

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More than 40 high school golfers, along with their parents and coaches, have been working hard for the past year to prepare for the second annual Rocklin High School Holiday Craft Faire scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the high school gymnasium. The inaugural year offered more than 80 vendors and thousands of dollars in raffle prizes as well as provided a unique shopping experience for the holidays. “We were able to raise some badly needed funds for both boys and girls programs,” said varsity boys golf coach Tim Hurrianko. “The turnout wasn’t as high as we were hoping so we have redoubled our efforts to get more of the local community out to support high school athletes and see some amazing crafts and unique products.” The main fundraiser for both teams, the event gives students an opportunity to experience the camaraderie and benefits of athletics that would otherwise be unavailable due to the severe budget cuts the schools and athletic programs are currently facing. Athletics are also a proven arena for helping students perform better in the classroom, and golf has the added benefit of offering a lifetime sporting opportunity, Hurrianko said. “Rocklin is a very supportive community and many local businesses and people have been very generous with their time and donations,” he concluded, “but the event won’t be successful if people don’t attend.” ~ Staff report