The Escalon Sportsman’s Club on River Road will be host site for the upcoming Dinner/Dance/Auction in honor of Grant and Jason Arnold, both of whom were tremendous local athletes. Grant Arnold passed away in 2005; Jason Arnold in 2008 and the dinner/dance event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30. Tickets are now available for this year’s annual fundraiser, marking its 11th year.
Cocktails will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing to the sounds of Soul Heart until midnight.
Tickets are $50 per person; open bar.
For ticket information, call Bryan Arnold, 603-0205; Sheila Arnold, 604-1400; or Tom Cosentino, 595-3207.
Grant Arnold played football but his first love was wrestling. He graduated from Davis High School and furthered his wrestling career at Modesto Junior College. He was inducted into the MJC Hall of Fame. He then went on to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and wrestled. He married and had three sons: Jason, Bryan and Grant; all were outstanding athletes following in their dad’s footsteps.
Jason Arnold was a wrestler, football, and baseball player. He excelled in all three sports, but his favorite was baseball. He graduated from Escalon High in 1991. Jason has three daughters, Alexandra, Madison and Hunter.
“We would like to thank you for your generous support over the past 10 years,” noted one of the event organizers, Bryan Arnold. “With the earnings from the past scholarship dinners, we have been able to award a total of 108 local high school students a scholarship in the amount of $1000 each.”
Raffle, silent auction, and live auction items are currently being sought. Any size gift or donation will be gladly accepted. Contact Bryan Arnold if you want to make a donation.