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Welcome to the College Park Athletic Booster Club (CPABC) website, making it easier for parents to find information; purchase spirit wear; view individual team sites; download helpful documents and make team contributions. You will also find links to coach contact information and the sporting event calendar. Please join the email list to receive news about all sports, important messages from the athletic booster club, and a weekly blast covering the upcoming events.

Ryan Joseph Updates

April 13, 2018

KTVU Story on Ryan's progress

http://www.ktvu.com/news/paralyzed-walnut-creek-teen-hopes-to-graduate-on-time-continues-therapy

 

April 10, 2018

Ryan and his family have decided to stay in Colorado and work with the Craig Hospital a little longer. He will not be in the area in April as expected. We will continue to support the Joseph family in any way we can.

 

February 26th Update

 

Ryan is now working with a manual wheelchair and is expected back in the Bay Area in mid April. Great job Ryan.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UTlyfkpKflrpWKkv2

 

February 17th Update

 

On Saturday, February 17th the Diablo Athletic League held their regional championships. The league decided to make it a fundraiser for Ryan Joseph and the Wise Automotive Group matched the total receipts. To everyone's delight, a special guest appeared. Click here for the video of the event. 

 

 

January 24th Update

 

Last night, January 23, the College Park boys basketball team played Acalanes at home. This was the falcons first home game since Ryan Josephs injury in the same gym two weeks ago. College Park waived the entry fee last night and instead collected voluntary donations for Ryan at the door, netting just over $2000.  The College Park cheerleaders had a Ryan Strong banner for the fans to sign.  Ryan had his parents drop off the warriors ring and Andre Igudala signed ball he wanted to share with his classmates.  Helping at the door were Hunter Cantrell, Ryan's wrestling teammate who started the gofundme page and Daniel Romo, a sophomore friend who has personally collected over $700 around his neighborhood to support Ryan. Wrestling teams across the state are stepping up. Last weekend's King of the Mat tournament at Windsor High School and a tournament at Dougherty Valley High School both hosted successful fundraisers. On February 5th there will be a pasta feed at college park with the primary goal of providing a van for Ryan.

 

Ryan sent a message out thru his mom last night that was read at the game.

"I would like everyone to know how much their support means to me.  On my worst days I think of all of you and know it is going to be alright"

 


 

 

 

January 18th UPDATE

 

Ryan Joseph Progress

 

Yesterday Ryan had a successful treachiatommy procedure.  Before his procedure he was rocking out to his warm up song Led Zepplin's (Immigrant Song". This is a big step forward because Ryan does not have tubes going thru his mouth and is able to communicate by mouthing words which instead of blinking.  It is also less irritable on his through and reduces risk of infection.  His first “word” after he his surgery yesterday was a sophomoric word you might hear from any teenage boy and made everyone laugh.  (always the jokester)  Then he looked directly at his mom and dad (Kristin and Tom) and mouthed “I love you”.

His “ABC’s” per dad are getting better.  Breathing is still assisted but better with the machine and the trachea (sp).  His blood pressure is good.  They are still working on keeping his temperature regulated.  He went for his first ride around the ICU today earlier this afternoon.

 

Tom and Kristin met today with Jake Javier’s family today and talked for several hours.  

 

The family is so thankful and humbled by the outpouring of support from all corners of the community.  Fundraisers are being held everywhere along with fantastic shows of support.  Northgate HS is having a “purple out” to support Ryan.  Many local and not so local wrestling teams from as far away as Michigan have held events during matches.  A rep from the Warriors brought by a championship ring and a signed Iguodala Basketball. The gofundme page went over $100,000  this morning.

 

The family requests and donations be sent to   The Joseph Family C/O Mike Halket PO Box 2122 Dublin CA 94568

 

Ryan has really enjoyed pictures and texts from friends.  He can be sent pictures and messages at  helpryanjoseph@gmail.com  

Go Fund Me Link - https://www.gofundme.com/help-our-teammate-ryan

 

Go Falcons!  Go Ryan!

 

 

 

Everyone's friend, 16 year old College Park High School Falcon sophomore Ryan Joseph, son of Castro Valley High School and UC Berkeley Alum and Kristin Joseph and De La Salle Hall of Famer and Grinnell College Alum Tom Joseph, suffered a life-changing C4 spinal cord injury in a JV wrestling match this past Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.  Ryan is currently paralyzed from the neck down and requires assistance breathing.  Hopes and prayers are for Ryan to have a speedy recovery and one day regain mobility for independent living.  Ryan is being well-treated at the John Muir Trauma ICU in Walnut Creek. Unfortunately, he is unable to receive visitors at this time, but cards are welcome.  

 

Ryan is well-known by friends, teachers and coaches for his charm, exceptional wit and humor.  His family gives heartfelt thanks for the kindness and support they have received from the many communities Ryan has touched at College Park, Pleasant Hill Middle School where his sister is an 8th grader, and Pleasant Hill Elementary School.  Special thanks to his beloved CP wrestling team where he was a first year JV at 160 pounds, and his CP lacrosse team where he was a freshman JV captain face-off midfielder.  A loyal Golden State Warriors fan, Ryan admires Andre Iguodala for his selflessness, intelligence and willingness to help in any way.  

 

A Go Fund Me for Ryan has been started to help support his family with medical expenses, rehabilitation and home accessibility.  Please help support Ryan in his time of need using the link below:

 

https://www.gofundme.com/help-our-teammate-ryan

The family may be contacted through Ryan’s uncle Mike Halket at helpryanjoseph@gmail.com


 

Mission Statement: The College Park Athletic Booster Club is dedicated to the enhancement of the athletic experience of College Park High athletes, their teams, and their fans through the promotion of athletics, school spirit, and the development of competitive teams, academically successful student-athletes, and a community awareness of their athletic achievements.  

Spiritwear Store Open

Looking to purchase College Park spiritwear? You have come to the right place. Click here to visit our store. Online orders are delivered to classrooms, usually on Wednesdays. 

Meet Our Athletic Trainer - Al Douex

The CPABC is proud of our efforts to keep our student athletes safe by paying the salary of our Certified Athletic Trainer, Al Douex. In addition, we provide him with all the athletic supplies needed to treat injuries and provide preventative care. Two years ago, the CPABC purchased a new long bed golf cart for Al and his team to scurry about the campus, servicing up to 4 sporting events at the same time. A crucial link to the sports medicine program at College Park, Al is a valuable asset to almost half the student population.

 

Below is the story about how Doc and the ROP Sports Med program came to be:

 

Profile on ROP Sports Medicine at College Park High School

Following the 2012 football season, Copllege Park High School was left without an Athletic Trainer to care for the student-athletes.  They would literally find some relief within an arm’s reach.  The College Park Athletic Booster Club reached out to the then-Diablo Valley College Assistant Athletic Trainer, Al “Doc” Douex, he accepted a part-time position, and a solid relationship was forged.

 

Our Certified Athletic Trainer, Al Douex, came to us with several credentials.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at Fresno State and his Masters’ Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Florida.  Upon completion of his MS, Doc served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Cecil College (MD), Athletic Training Faculty at West Chester University (PA), and the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Morgan State University (MD), all before returning to school to work on his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences at the University of Delaware.  In 2009, he would move back to the west coast to become the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program Director at San Jose State University, the youngest individual in the country to hold such a position.  Douex left SJSU in 2011 and would briefly return to Delaware before finally accepting an Athletic Training and faculty position at DVC.

 

Doc became instantly entrenched in College Park athletics as he spent a good part of 2012-13 working with some very successful programs.  “I remember my first winter sports season very well, as Falcon Wrestling, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball shared great success in the DVAL and NCS playoffs.  The icing on the cake was the opportunity to help the Boys’ Basketball team play for the CIF Division II Championship at the Sleep Train Arena.”  Little did Doc know that the accomplishments of Coach Battle and the CPHS Falcons that season would motivate him to take on the position of Head Athletic Trainer on a full-time basis.  The following fall sports season, Doc finally had the opportunity to work with the Falcon Football program, as they enjoyed some success making into the NCS playoffs.

 

The administration and boosters knew they had landed a gem of an Athletic Trainer in Douex and, within months of his hiring, they began to discuss the possibilities of starting a Sports Medicine class at College Park.  With his credentials and experience, teaching the ROP-approved curriculum was a logical step for Doc.  In August of 2013, Doc was hired on as a teacher and the CPHS Sports Medicine program was born.

 

As with any new program, the first year of Sports Medicine at College Park certainly lent its share of obstacles.  Where would the class be housed?  What kind of equipment would be available?  How would the students respond to the rigor of the class?  What teaching and clinical resources would be at Doc’s disposal?  How would Douex handle the transition from teaching college/university students for 17 years to teaching high school students?

 

The old Home Economics classroom (E-4) does not seem like an ideal place to hold a Sports Medicine class.  “This is where all CP furniture comes to die,” Douex recalls.  “If you would have seen the classroom and the clinic a year ago, you would have thought what kind of circus of a Sports Medicine program is CP trying to run,” but every artist needs a canvas to paint on, every carpenter needs a foundation to build on, just like every teacher needs a classroom to call home!  As the inaugural year progressed, the old rickety tables were replaced with college-lab quality, hi-tech writing desks that converted to treatment tables in seconds.  ROP and CPHS administrators helped to convert the classroom by providing skeletons, posters, textbooks, tape, wraps, first aid and emergency supplies to the students.  By January 2014, the landscape had started to take shape. 

 

With continual support, the CPHS Sports Medicine program has grown and now hosts Beginning and Advances sections.  This allows students that excelled in the Beginning Sports Medicine class to really apply their clinical knowledge and skills.  The students help to provide Sports Medicine services to over 900 athletes.  This includes taping and wrapping, stretching, evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation services, education and counseling of athletes relevant to injuries and performance, and so much more.  Just look to the sidelines at any home contest and you will find Doc and his staff of Advanced Sports Med students.  The same students that found last year’s class to be “the most challenging class they’ve ever had,” now believe that “(they) can confidently tape, treat or examine the athletes.”  They can boast to their peers about “the real life skills they (are learning)” and “putting that knowledge to the test.”  One Advanced AT student even bragged that she was able to help a stranger who sprained her ankle while hiking on a mountainside in Yosemite last summer.  In 2014, Doc also took on the task of starting a new class in Biotechnology called Medical Interventions.

 

Doc is very proud of what has been built in such a short time at College Park.  “I think I am most proud that the students are very motivated to help the athletes everyday and some of them have made their college and career choices based on this class and their experiences with me.  I hope we can continue to grow as a program by providing the best support possible to our Falcon student-athletes.  I think, with these students and with great support, we truly have an opportunity to become the best Sports Medicine program in the area!”  

Athletic Booster Club Meeting Schedule 2018-19

Meetings changed from Mondays to Wednesdays

Meetings are from 7-8:30 pm in the library unless otherwise indicated.

 

  • Wed Sep 12, 2018
  • Wed Oct 10, 2018
  • Wed Nov 14, 2018
  • Wed Dec 12, 2018
  • Wed Jan 9, 2019
  • Wed Feb 13, 2019
  • Wed Mar 13, 2019
  • Wed Apr 10, 2019
  • Wed May 8, 2019

Ryan Joseph Fundraiser

Missed the pasta feed but still want to donate to the fund? Click here for the donation website. Thank you for your participation.

Team Donations Notice

Please note that your student is not required to purchase, donate, or contribute any portion of the team's costs as a condition of participation on an athletic team. Additionally, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate on an athletic team if he/she chooses not to purchase, donate, or contribute any portion of the team's expenses or if he/she chooses not to participate in any fundraising event(s).