The final score of the game was MVHS 72 – VMHS 58 but both teams came out winners Thursday night. Jersey Mike’s two locations in Murrieta had a competition to see which school could raise more money for their Boy’s Basketball teams.
It turned out that MurrietaValley, with a student body of 1,000 less than Vista Murrieta pulled off the upset! The Nighthawks raised $3,290 during the fundraiser and the Broncos $1,950.
Jersey Mike’s also gave away an additional $500 bonus check for the team that raised the most money during the competition. The Nighthawks won and received a check for $3,789 from Jersey Mike’s owners Laurie and Tanya Ilic. The Broncos received their check for $1,950.
The brainchild of Murrieta’s Jersey Mike’s owners Laurie and Tanya Ilic, the fundraiser lasted from January 20th through the 24th. Both teams handed out coupons for Regular priced Sub sandwiches for $3 at games, school events and to friends and family. The coupons were good for any regular size sandwich for only $3! Jersey Mike’s donated the entire $3 of the purchase directly to the schools.
”It’s always exciting to do a competitive fundraiser” said Laurie Ilic.. “The best part is helping two schools raise money at the same time.”
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s has been giving back to the community since they first opened. Even their cups say “Giving: making a difference in someone’s life”. The Ilic’s have embraced this philosophy and have been active in raising money for various schools. The next fundraiser is scheduled for Elsinore’s track and field team in April.
“I would like to thank the Ilic’s and Jersey Mike’s for all they have done” said Murrieta Boys Head Coach Steve Tarabilda. “It’s great to have people like them them in our community”.