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Venice High to Honor Bill Fairbanks

On Saturday, May 4th, Venice High School and the Venice High Alumni Association will celebrate the life of educator and athletic coach Bill Fairbanks at the Venice High School Auditorium from 10am-12pm. Fairbanks passed on April 7th, it is believed the cause was existent cardiovascular problems.

Coach Bill Fairbanks

From the Venice High Alumni Association:

Although there will be no formal reception, we do expect guests to remain gathered outside of the auditorium after the services. Therefore we would encourage those who are interested in spending part of the afternoon on the front lawn reminiscing with friends, teachers and classmates in honor of Coach Fairbanks, to bring chairs, blankets and maybe even a picnic lunch.

RSVP

If you are planning on attending please RSVP by email (click here) or Facebook (click here).

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to one or both of the following funds:

1. Coach Fairbanks Scholarship Fund

In memory of Coach Fairbanks, the VHS Alumni Association is seeking to establish a scholarship named in his honor which will be awarded annually to a Venice High School graduating senior.

The cost of establishing a VHSAA scholarship is $10,000. You can help make the Coach Fairbanks Scholarship Fund a reality by this year’s Senior Awards Night (May 23rd).

If…
1,000 people give $10 = $10,000 Scholarship
500 people give $20 = $10,000 Scholarship
100 people give $100 = $10,000 Scholarship

Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund can donate:
1) Online
2) In-person at the storytelling on May 4th
3) By mail with a check (be sure to write “Coach Fairbanks Fund” in memo) sent to:
13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066, Attention: VHSAA Fairbanks.

* Bill Fairbanks Gondo Golf Classic (formerly the Gondo Golf Classic)

In honor of Coach Fairbank, a long-time boardmember of the Gondo Golf Classic and supporter of Venice High’s Golf Teams, the committee has announced it will rename the annual event to the “Bill Fairbanks Gondo Golf Classic.”

This annual tournament raises money to support the Venice High School Golf teams which includes the current consecutive CIF LA City Section Champion Gondos.

You can contribute to Coach’s tournament by making a donation, becoming a sponsor or even playing this year’s event on Monday, June 17th.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the tournament can donate:
1) Online
2) In-person at the storytelling on May 4th
3) By mail with a check (be sure to write “Coach Fairbanks Gondo Golf Classic” in memo) sent to:
13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066, Attention: Gondo Boosters, Fairbanks.

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