Get Holiday Gifts While Helping Student GroupsNov 29, 2019 11:30AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Shopping for the holidays? We've got some fun and unique items for you by way of the Mira Costa High School booster clubs (sponsored by the MB/X Foundation). Take a look! You might find just the right gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Plus, you'll be helping student groups at the same time.
See's Candies: Who wouldn't love a gift of See's chocolate? The Mira Costa softball team is selling See's candies for the holidays. Choose from a variety of different boxes but get your order in by December 2.
Super Plush Lambswool Wrap: Stay warm on a chilly day (or night) in the stands with this super-plush forest green Mira Costa wrap, benefiting the boys' lacrosse team. The wrap is $50; other items are available in the Mira Costa boys' lacrosse store.
Mira Costa Slides: Support the Mira Costa boys' basketball team by buying a pair of these Mira Costa logo slides. The slides come in three different styles and a full range of sizes. You can order them for $35 per pair.
Mira Costa H2GO Water Bottle: Support the Mira Costa orchestra and stay hydrated with this 26-ounce stainless steel thermal water bottle. It will keep cold liquids cold for 24 hours, or hot liquids hot for 12 hours. Available in a choice of five colors for $35.
Baseball Bucket Hat: Everyone loves a good bucket hat, and this one's especially good-looking in forest green with a Mira Costa baseball logo. The bucket hat is $25, and there's a variety of other baseball swag available at the Mira Costa Baseball store.
Ice Hockey Hoodie: Show your support for the Mira Costa ice hockey team with these cozy hoodies. They're available in white or black for $30. Visit the Mira Costa ice hockey store for t-shirts, hats, and more.
Orchestra Hooded Sweatshirt: Support the Mira Costa orchestra with this uniquely designed gray pullover hooded sweatshirt featuring white orchestra artwork on the back and a logo on the front. Available for $42. (A similar long-sleeved t-shirt is available for $22.)
Mira Costa Socks: Keep those feet warm with Mira Costa- and surf-themed socks from Legends, benefiting the Mira Costa wrestling team. Choose from green and gold Costa-themed socks, or surf van, surf board, or lifeguard stand designs.
Flannel Pajama Bottoms: Last but not least, don't go to sleep without these Costa flannel pajama bottoms, benefiting the Mira Costa swim team. Other Mira Costa accessories are for sale at the Costa swim and dive team store.
Beyond merchandise, here are a few other raffles and opportunities you can buy into to support the teams:
Last but not least, if you're looking to make a lasting contribution in MBUSD classrooms and beyond, consider a gift of any size to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF). (Hint: It's a great choice for Grandma and Grandpa!)
Note: The MB/X Foundation sponsors Mira Costa booster clubs and their efforts to raise money in support of of their athletic and extracurricular activities. Donations received are directed to the booster club. MB/X is recognized as a Section 501(c)3 organization, and as such, donations received are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation raises money to improve Manhattan Beach public schools. It pays for teachers and other educators whose positions the state of California does not fund or require but local parents and educators consider necessary for a quality education. The grants, over $6 million annually, amount to approximately 8 percent of the school district’s budget and pay for more than 75 educators. The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation that is recognized as a Section 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.