(Southern Pines, NC February 11, 2019) — The Third Annual ‘Back the PAC” Auction will take place on Saturday March 16, 2019 from 6 – 11:30 pm at the Fair Barn. There will be a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Wine Raffle, along with food by Elliotts on Linden, beer and wine, and music with DJ Curtis King.
The Pinecrest Athletic Club, also known as the PAC, provides support and funding for all athletic teams at Pinecrest High School. Last year the auction raised over $100,000. This allowed the PAC to tackle a number of important projects at the school. The PAC was able to completely renovate and up-fit the women’s weight room. Also, funds were used to paint the interior of the old gymnasium and to add an enormous wall graphic of student athletes and fans. To wrap up major improvements, the PAC upgraded the speaker system in the gym so that dances, pep rallies and large student body meetings can be held in the gym instead of off campus. Many smaller projects were also funded by the auction proceeds, including installing a new ice machine in the training room to better serve injured athletes, purchasing a fogger machine to combat MRSA and Staph infections in the weight and locker rooms, and upgrading the practice fields in the main stadium.
“None of this would have been possible without the support of the 400 parents who attended last year’s auction and the generous donations from our community. The goal this year is to surpass the $100,000 mark. The “Back the PAC” Auction has become an event that all parents of athletes do not want to miss,” added Christa Gilder, event Co-Chair.
About the Pinecrest Athletic Booster Club (PAC):
The Pinecrest Athletic Club is a 501(c) (3), not for profit organization comprised of dedicated parents, guardians, alumni, coaches, teachers, school administrators, and community members. The Athletic Club supports ALL teams and athletes at Pinecrest High School (PHS). We promote the interests of PHS through its athletic program by developing an organization with an active and involved membership that is concerned with the entire athletic program and all of its participants while respecting the autonomy of individual teams to achieve the inherent greatest benefit of fundraising for their specific team. The PAC aids and assists the Pinecrest athletic program by organizing projects, fundraisers, concessions, and other special events which will promote and support PHS athletics, such as improving facilities and equipment; supplementing funding of extra needs for athletic activities, not replacing appropriated funding in the school budget; promoting school spirit by encouraging excellence, good sportsmanship and attendance at all sporting events; providing equitable support for all athletic teams at PHS especially in relation to guidance provided by the PHS Athletic Director regarding Title IX considerations; ensuring trust of the PAC by providing transparency and oversight by PHS administration; promoting and recognizing academic excellence in PHS student athletes through a scholarship program.