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Mark Sanchez Chips in $15K for Diablos Trip

To play the nation's top-ranked team in New Jersey, Mission Viejo High School is raising money.

The are flying to New Jersey, and Mark Sanchez is helping cover the costs.

First, Continental Tire agreed to spend $15,000 to help fly the 75 athletes and a staff of 15 to New Jersey, MV Football Booster Club Vice President Jeff Maass said.

Then Sanchez decided to put down another $15,000, Maass said.

The Diablos will play Don Bosco Prep Sept. 10. Don Bosco is ranked #1 in the nation, according to maxpreps.com.

By comparison, the Diablos are ranked #11 in the nation and #3 in California.

Maass said the donations are a great start. But after a golf ball drop last month and car washes, the team could still use more donations to help cover the cost of the trip.

While the team is back east, they'll be making the most of it by visiting the Statue of Liberty, practicing at the Jets practice facility and visiting West Point.

Meanwhile the team and the boosters are getting read for the Mission Viejo Classic Sept. 2-3.

Teams from Washington, Utah and across California will be traveling to Mission Viejo for two days of football Sept. 2 and 3. Tickets are $10 for six games on Saturday.

"It's a great deal," Maass said.

Procedes will pay for team activities, as will concessions and t-shirt sales.

Rebecca Goddard August 20, 2011 at 12:56 AM
He is so awesome! And ladies, you will think he is more awesome if you go and look at the new GQ magazine he is in. Google it, you'll thank me!

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