Don Diego fund opens auction

DEL MAR — The Don Diego Fund, a scholarship program of the San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Fairgrounds, began its 2010 online auction June 1, with all proceeds directly benefiting its scholarship funds.
Visit to win show ticket packages to 2010 Grandstand performances at the fair by Donna Summer, Honor Society, Kenny Loggins, Lone Star, One Republic and Julio Iglesias, with some tickets including backstage passes.
The auction also features memorabilia autographed by Grandstand artists and sports stars.
All items are available on a “buy it now” basis. The auction runs through the duration of the fair, closing at midnight on July 6.
The fund also introduces its Circle of Friends $99 Amigo Club, with members receiving free admission to each day of the 2010 fair, running June 11 to July 5, and one stretch pass to each racing day of the 2010 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Meet, held July 21 to September 8.
The $99 donation also entitles members to four single day Surfside Race Place passes plus one single admission to the Scream Zone, Holiday of Lights and Pelly’s Miniature Golf.
The Don Diego Fund provides annual college scholarships to outstanding San Diego County high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events. To date, the fund has distributed $536,000 in scholarships and grants, helping 126 students attain a college degree.


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