Boulder Oaks PTA President Carly Maritz and volunteer Beth Wood are stockpiling donations and ironing out details of the Love for Luke fundraiser that has been in the works for several months.
Planned for 2 p.m. on June 1 at Boulder Oaks Elementary School, the fundraiser is open to the public and is being held in support of the Hayworth family as 8-year old Luke Hayworth continues to undergo treatment for Leukemia.
Maritz said that it has grown into a larger event than what was originally envisioned as the Alpine community creates unique plans for a fundraiser that is designed with Luke in mind.
“Alpine is a community that comes together to support each other in a time of need. The outpouring of love, support and generosity for Luke Hayworth and his entire family has been truly amazing,” Maritz said.
Costumed characters will stand sentry over different sections of the event with Luke’s beloved Batman scheduled to make a special appearance as the silent auction unfolds.
Donations for the auction include items from local businesses such as a gift certificate for Rustic Roots salon, visitor passes to Lions Tigers and Bears animal sanctuary, and a Hawaiian vacation with a stay at Waikaloa Beach provided by Resortica Hawaii.
A car show is being included in plans for more than just for visual effect— individual jars for donations will be placed by cars for a competitive event where attendees can vote with dollars for which car they most prefer. All “votes” will be given as a donation to the Hayworth family. Additionally, San Diego Subies will be providing trophies for the winning car entries.
Anyone interested in going around the event to peruse all the offerings can hop on a country carriage or tractor ride being provided by Missy Benker with Secret Hills Ranch, depending on what the weather allows.
“We’re really excited— we really want to help Luke and I’m looking forward to the event for them,” Benker said.
Several small stations with individual activities are also being planned such as a face-painting station, airbrush tattoos, and photo booth.
Two different groups will be providing music for the event: The Midnight Fire Band has donated their time to play at the event as well as Allies & Enemies, a band made up of Luke’s 11 and 14-year old cousins.