Basketball Tournament Success!

Dear TCS families,

The 2014 TCS Basketball Tournament took place from Monday, January 13th to Sunday, January 19th.  It was a rousing success!  All tallies are not in, but we raised approximately $6000 to benefit the math and literacy programs that were enhanced this year at TCS.  Not only did we raise money, but we raised awareness about and admiration of our school and its beautiful grounds and gym.  By and large, everyone had fun and mostly everyone behaved. (There is always one “enthusiastic” parent in the stands!)

Congratulations to the Taos Charter Hawks! The 3rd grade Purple Hawks took 1st place; the 4th grade Hawks played up to the 5th grade bracket and took 2nd place.  All of our teams played extremely well, and we  are incredibly proud! Go Hawks!

We want to thank you for your donations of food, snacks, and drinks, and especially for your most valuable donations of time during the week.  People contributed time to collect money at the admissions table, and people contributed time selling food and drink at the concession stand.   And of course, the tournament could not have happened without the volunteer referees and scorekeepers present at every single game.


To our Refs and Scorekeepers:  Monica Corral, Thomas Tafoya, Patrick Nicholson, Veronice Quintana, Jeffrey Quintana, Tina Earl, Jessica Harrower, Lafe Harrower, JB Tyssee, David Tyssee, Roger Lerman, Maria Jeantete, Feloniz Trujillo, Antonio Salazar, Kathy Tafoya, Hitana Espinosa, Maria Jeantete, Maria Meadowcraft, Greg Rach, Quinn Moon, Carol Adams, Brian Van Nevel, Nathaniel Evans, & Michael Bonner

To our Admissions crew:  Susan Vigil, LeeAndra Tafoya, Luanne Elliott, Shonda Lowe-Kirshbaum, Manuela Maeder, Hitana Espinosa, Maria Meadowcraft, Ken Jensen, Debbie Vigil, Heather Leisher, Kathie Tafoya, Jessie Woodall-Hay, Andrew Hay, James Romero…

To our Concession crew:  Lisa Bayne, C.D. Brown, Clark Dunnam, David Henry, Alix Henry, Karen Henke, Gina Azzari, Mike Birdsong, Janice Martinez, Brenda Martinez, Elizandra Martinez, Tina Earl, Janice Romero, Susan Vigil, Roberta Lerman, Whitney Goler, Ben Donelson, Cody Donelson, Max Pursche, LeeAndra Tafoya, Richie Tafoya, Lacey Brown, Margot Goler, Grace Goler.

To those who donated food and drinks:  Albertson’s, Super Save, Brett House Catering, Nikki Maes, Brenda Martinez, Heather Leisher, Mike Birdsong, Melissa Vigil and David Taylor, Jessie Woodall-Hay, Betsy Kinney, Josh Casados, Kayla Fernandez, Chantelle Dietrich, Gina Varos, Carol Ortega, Feloniz Trujillo, Khristine de Guzman, Lisa Martinez, Debbie Martinez, Greta Brown, Tina Earl, Teresa Myers, Marianna Medina, Ron Olsen, Maria Vigil, Jazmyn Medina, Hitana Espinosa, Erin Doherty Howard, Phyllis Garcia, Maria Jeantete, Natalie Evans, Luanne Elliott, Jonathan Evans, Janice Martinez, Amanda Tafoya, Janice Romero, Bernie & Kathie Tafoya, Shonda Lowe-Kirshbaum, and Steve Donaldson.

A HUGE THANKS to Coach Brian Van Nevel, who amazed everyone with his unending ability to run the court, and for his constant presence, care, and attention to every detail, making the tournament run as smoothly as it did.

And to all those who contributed but whose names we forgot to mention:  THANK YOU!