San Diego – More than $8,000 was raised at the first San Diego Vaqueros Football home game of the season that will be donated to the American Red Cross Coastal Bend – Texas Chapter.

San Diego ISD administrators announced that through the hard work of the Vaquero Booster Club, San Diego Rotary, Duval County Sheriff's Department, SDHS National Honor Society, SDHS Student Council, SDHS Cheerleaders, student body of all campuses, parents, Vaquero fans and the visiting George West Longhorn fans, the district raised $8,173.85, according to Superintendent Dr. Samuel Bueno. 

“These funds will be used in the Coastal Bend to support those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey! A huge Vaquero thank you goes out to all who pitched in with donations and hard work,” Dr. Bueno. “I'm very proud of everyone who played a part in organizing this event on such short notice. It was a great success and we have a very kind and giving community! I pray that these funds will help with the Hurricane (Harvey) recovery.”

Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Rockport and Aransas Pass on Aug. 25 as a category 4. Coastal Bend residents were left without homes, basic essential, even schools were destroyed by the hurricane's strong winds.

The district also donated school equipment such as desks, filing cabinet, chairs and more to school districts who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.