Boosters’ raffle, bake sale will benefit family of 2021 SYHS graduate Roberto Garcia Jr.

The Santa Ynez High School Pirate Football players will Go Pink on Friday, September 30 in recognition of Cancer Awareness Month and to help fundraise for a local Pirate Family.

“Go Pink Night is a very meaningful tradition for our football family as players, coaches, and fans honor all the women and men who are fighting cancer, and we remember those special to us who have fought the battle and lost,” said SYHS Head Coach Josh McClurg. “We lost Carl Rio a few years ago and it has hit us a few times within our own football family.”

Coach McClurg continued by saying “We traditionally fundraise for a local family who is battling cancer, but on occasion other tragic events occur or we may not know of a family battling cancer. In these trying times, we do our best to help our community in any way we can.

“This year, we have experienced the tragic loss of a former Pirate, Roberto Garcia Jr., (Class of 2021). We want the Garcia family to know we stand with them and want to help ease the burden of their loss as their family continues to be an intricate part of the Pirate family and our community as a whole.”

Santa Ynez Football Boosters will hold a fundraising raffle at the game that will include a Bake Sale. This year, 100% of the proceeds from the fundraising effort will go to the Garcia Family.

If you would like to make a donation to the Bake Sale, please contact the SY Football Boosters at To make a monetary donation to the family, visit our website at

The JV game begins at 4 p.m. and the Varsity game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.