Blowfish Auction Results in Foundation Gift to Lexington One Science Programs

August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017: The weekend of August 5, 2017, the Lexington County Blowfish Club auctioned off their Total Eclipse Baseball Jerseys and raised $3,000 to assist Lexington One! Despite rains at the actual Blowfish game on that Saturday, they were able to take bids online that weekend from individuals who were interested in purchasing the jerseys. Club owners Bill and Vicki Shanahan gave the proceeds to the Lexington One Educational Foundation and designated them for elementary science programs in Lexington County District One. 

“We are very fortunate to have Bill and Vicki Shanahan as loyal supporters of Lexington School District One,” said Julie Anderson Washburn, executive director of the Lexington One Educational Foundation. “We appreciate their continued energy in helping our district by supporting our children and their educational initiatives, especially in reading and science areas.” 

The Educational Foundation chair, Simeon Bryant, stated, “On behalf of everyone with the Lexington One Educational Foundation, we are grateful to Bill and Vicki for their continued generosity to Lexington One. They have a passion for helping others and we appreciate their commitment to education here in our Lexington One family.” 

The Lexington County Blowfish Club extend an invitation for all students and staff to experience the Total Eclipse in a safe environment at the Blowfish Stadium (474 Ballpark Road, Lexington SC) on Monday, August 21, 2017. 

About Lexington School District One Educational Foundation 

Established in 1994 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Lexington One Educational Foundation enriches the quality of life in our community by raising and managing funds to support education. Annually, the Foundation works to build partnerships with individuals and corporations in order to enhance the educational opportunities for Lexington School District One students and schools. Visit www.lexington1.net/educationalfoundation to learn more about our mission and how to give. 

About the Blowfish 

The Lexington County Blowfish are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League since 2006. The CPL is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted. Blowfish players come from colleges and universities from across the nation including the USC Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Coastal Carolina and many others. 

$285,402

invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2021-2022

22,000+

Total number of students impacted by Bucks for Books Grants that support literacy

100%

of our 30 schools in Lexington District One received foundation support in 2021-22