Please join us Friday, April 24th at Rawley T. Farnsworth Theater for an exciting and inspirational evening to benefit the Skyline football program, and to honor Jacquese Steen and Deybi Rabanales, recipients of this year’s Coach Tony Fardella PRIDE Scholarship Award.
Master of Ceremonies Mark Ibanez, Sports Director at KTVU, will lead festivities including an appearance by Libby Schaaf (Oakland Mayor/ Skyline class of ’83 alum), and a surprise visit by a local favorite NFL player.
The evening will feature a special screening of a 2008 film about the inspirational life of Ernie Davis, the first African American athlete to receive the Heisman Trophy.
Friday, April 24th, 2015, 6-9 p.m.
Rawley T. Farnsworth Theater, Skyline High School
Food trucks will be onsite before the event from 4 to 6 p.m.
Students K-12: $5, Adults: $10
Tickets available online or at the door.
All proceeds and donations directly benefit the Skyline football program.
Thank you so much for your support, and hope to see you there!
December 26, 2014
Many thanks and much appreciation to Mimi Rohr (Bay Area News Group correspondent, Skyline class of ’83) for her wonderful article about Coach Fardella and the mission of our Fund. Special thanks to Titan football alumni Theotis Brown (’75), Dwight Garner (’82) and Dwayne Garner (’85), for sharing their thoughts and memories of Coach Fardella both on and off the field.
December 22, 2014
We are so very pleased and honored to announce the recipients of the Coach Tony Fardella PRIDE Scholarship Award for the 2014 season:
Jacquese Steen (Middle Linebacker/Fullback) carries a 3.8 GPA in the Honors Program. This season he had a total of 153 tackles (110 solo and 43 assisted), 1 sack, 188 yards rushing, 5 receptions for 28 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 conversion, and 1 safety.
Deybi Rabanales (Fullback/Defensive Tackle) carries a 4.3 GPA in the Honors Program. This season he had a total of 50 tackles (33 solo, 17 assisted), 3.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 23 yards rushing.
Recipients, selected by the Skyline coaching staff, will each receive $1,000 to be applied to college expenses, and a trophy. Awards will be presented at a special film night/fundraising event to be held in the Spring. Date and details coming soon.
Congratulations Jacquese and Deybi, we are so proud of you for your hard work, discipline and dedication during football season and throughout the year!
Please join us at the 2014 Skyline Football Alumni Gathering on October 24th at the Homecoming Game vs. Oakland Tech! Game starts at 3:30 p.m., and we’ll meet in the bleachers at the 30 yard line, row 15.
After the game, come down to Monaghan’s on the Hill, 2820 Mountain Blvd. (at Woodminster), where the patio and a private room will be reserved for us, and 15% of all proceeds of food and drink sales from our group will be donated to the current Skyline football program.
You can RSVP on our Facebook event page
Hope to see you there!
July 15, 2014
Special thanks to The Oakland Raiders and Lamonte Winston (Skyline football alum/Raiders Director of Player Engagement) for their generous donation of cleats and lineman gloves to the Titans. We were pleased to make a special delivery recently to head coach Edward Smith and assistant coach/Skyline football alum Josh Bush.
July 1, 2014
The football field was one of my Dad’s all-time favorite places to be—it was where he spent some of the most rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling days of his life, and where he made a lasting impact on the lives of many young men. He often spoke of finding a way to give back to the football program at Skyline.
In his honor, I’m so pleased to announce the launch of coachtonyfardella.com. This is a space to learn about his life and career, and to be a part of helping support the current football program through the Coach Fardella Fund for Skyline Football.
I would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge Lou Dokos, Alan Marcus, Mark Bywater, and David Stein for their support, insight and friendship in the process of establishing the Fund, and I look forward to our efforts carrying on the positive tradition of the Skyline Titan football family.
Thank you so much for visiting,