FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2006
Alumni Donate $10,000 to Sponsor Football Campaign
With a check for $10,000, Heidi and Renato Rivas became official sponsors of the College of the Canyons 2006 football campaign. The Rivas' are both COC alumni and co-founders of Crown Home Loans, a leading local mortgage loan company.
Season sponsorships allow the nationally ranked COC Cougar football team to buy new equipment and replace older materials used on the field, as well as help meet unexpected team needs that arise during a typical football season.
"We are happy and honored to give something back to our alma mater," said Heidi Rivas, "since the education I received there helped set me on course for an excellent career. The football program," stressed Rivas, "has brought regional, state and national recognition not only to the COC football program, but to all of the Santa Clarita Valley by association."
Heidi Rivas continued her education at UCLA where she earned a bachelor's degree in physiological sciences.
"We are passionate about our business, our community and our powerhouse COC football team," said Rivas, "and we are confident that this year's team will distinguish itself just as previous years' teams have distinguished themselves on a state and national level.
Success on the playing field," said Rivas, "is a community tradition which is very attractive to families looking to relocate here. It is a reflection of a community's commitment to excellence and is a strong selling point for realtors and people in our business."
The COC football season begins 7 p.m. Sept. 2 as the Cougars host Chaffey College. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students, seniors and children and are available at the gate.