Back to School!

Back to School!

Riordan faculty and staff gathered this week for a retreat and preparation for the 2018-19 school year. They are excited for the return of students. Enjoy your last days of summer.

Supporting Bill Blanchard ’71

Supporting Bill Blanchard ’71

Though many already know Bill Blanchard’s story, it is worth repeating.

A member of Riordan’s Class of 1971, Bill sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury while playing football during his senior year. As a result, Bill was paralyzed from the neck down and has lived the last 48 years of his life as a quadriplegic.

Bill took on his disability the same way he played sports, with courage and determination. After graduating from high school and college, Bill became a known advocate for people with disabilities, devoting his entire career at UC Berkeley to that cause. Now faced with unexpected medical issues and rising medical costs, Bill needs our help.

In a great testament to the Riordan Brotherhood, Bill’s classmates, friends and family have rallied to support him during this time of increased need through this “Go Fund Me” campaign. The goal is to raise $200,000 to help Bill continue to live independently, and we have already raised more than $50,000 in just under two weeks. We ask you to consider making a gift to this important initiative and to please forward the link to all those who may be interested in helping this great man.

A benefit dinner will also be held in Bill’s honor on Saturday, October 20, at Riordan High School. To register for the event, please click here. Tickets are $100 per person, and half of that amount will go directly to the Bill Blanchard Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact us at blanchardevent@riordanhs.org. Thank you in advance for your support of Bill, a great Crusader and a wonderful friend.

Sincerely,

Paul Cronin ’93
Dan Hayes ’71
Dave Mahoney ’71
Steve Mayer ‘72

Athletic Pass

Athletic Pass

As we get ready to start the school year, we would like to introduce a new and exciting way to support the success and growth of our athletic programs: the Riordan Athletic Pass. By purchasing a Riordan Athletic Pass you are supporting our school’s ongoing mission to provide the best opportunities for student-athletes in the ever-changing and ultra-competitive world of high school athletics.

To purchase your Riordan Athletic Pass online please visit: riordangiving.com. At the top of the page please select which pass you would like and be sure to select “Athletics” on the dropdown menu where it says “My donation will go to.”