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Volleyball Section Champs Honored On Milk Cartons
Escalon’s varsity girls volleyball team, a first-time Sac-Joaquin Section champion this past season, is among those recognized on newly released Crystal Creamery milk cartons for the athletic achievement. Photo Contributed

The next time Escalon residents purchase their milk, they may be surprised to see their favorite local girls volleyball team, the Lady Cougars of Escalon High School, honored on special commemorative Crystal Creamery milk cartons.

The school’s recent California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section Volleyball Championship is being recognized as Crystal Creamery unveiled a set of new milk cartons saluting the Section’s six champions. The cartons, released on Jan. 8, will be available at a variety of stores throughout Northern California for the next few weeks.

“Crystal Creamery is very excited to add these champions to our commemorative cartons for achieving the highest honor in their sport,” said Brian Carden, Crystal Creamery’s Senior Director of Sales. “These cartons provide a fun, lasting memory of a very special moment while honoring the hard work and sacrifice put forth by the student athletes, their coaches and their families.”

Modesto-based and family-owned, Crystal Creamery has been a sponsor of high school sports since 2012 when it began supporting the CIF’s Sac-Joaquin Section. In 2019, the dairy expanded its sponsorship of the CIF to include the Central and North Coast Sections. Crystal Creamery has now recognized more than 200 Section and State Champions, academic team champions and the Sac-Joaquin Section’s scholarship winners and Hall of Fame inductees on milk cartons.

“We greatly appreciate Crystal Creamery’s sponsorship of the Sac-Joaquin Section. The cartons greatly add to the first-class experience we seek to provide to all our student athletes throughout the athletic year,” said Mike Garrison, Commissioner of the Sac-Joaquin Section. “Not only is this exciting for the student athletes and the schools, but I believe it provides a lot of pride to all involved.”

The Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Volleyball Champions being honored on these commemorative cartons are St. Francis High School (Division I), Tracy High School (Division II), Central Catholic High School (Division III), Escalon High School (Division IV), Ripon Christian High School (Division V), and Stone Ridge Christian High School (Division VI).