The La Ventana Classic, in its 10th year, was designed with 3 simple goals:
- Raise money for our local school children in La Ventana, El Sargento, and Los Planes.
- Keep everyone safe.
- Have fun!
Goal #1 drives The La Ventana Classic.
As The La Ventana Classic grows every year, we keep the fundraising aspect forefront. This isn't a huge prize money event, although the competition can be very fierce! (Perhaps most fierce at the social gatherings. :) It's a charity event to raise money for local kids so they can go to school. We are serious about having a really good time! An original good time. If you find yourself chasing a small animal beneath a lucha-libre wrestling ring, or running down the streets of El Sargento on a sprint for cerveza's to re-join your floatilla race team, perhaps standing beneath an incadescent lightbulb with a Level 3 hotdog in your hands, or sitting next to an outdoor pool or fireplace (or both) underneath a shower of midnight stars, then you've arrived!
Where does the money Go??
All money, beyond costs of running the event, will go directly to the Amigos de Alumnos group, to contribute to high school scholarships and help local students in La Ventana, El Sargento, and Los Planes continue their education. Although the cost to attend high school is only $300 US annually per student, this cost is a roadblock for some Mexican families and stops many bright and motivated young people from attending high school.
Want to learn more and help--come volunteer --there is a lot of good that can be done in this town by working together!!
TOTAL FUNDRAISING EFFORTS IN 10 YEARS: $172, 788 USD!
Check out or track record
2018 La Ventana Classic raised a total of $35,350 to send local students to high school via our beneficiary, Amigos de Alumnos, as well as a paid for a transportation bus for disabled students.
2017 La Ventana Classic raised $25,600 USD for local student scholarships with amigos de alumnos, Police checkpoint and Children´s playground
2016 La Ventana Classic raised $14,000 USD for local student scholarships with amigos de alumnos
2012 La Ventana Classic raised $23,500 USD for our schools and community Click here to see the projects from 2012 funds
2011 La Ventana Classic raised $18,500 usd for our schools and community!! Click here to see the projects we completed with 2011 funds!!
2010 La Ventana Classic raised $22,230 USD for our schools and community!! Click here to see the projects we completed with 2010 funds!!
2009 La Ventana Classic raised $18,302 USD for our schools and community!!
2008 La Ventana Classic raised $ 11,876.50 USD for our schools and community!!
2007 La Ventana Classic raised $3000 USD for our schools and community!!
2006 La Ventana Classic raised $400 USD for our community health center