Community Involvement

High school athletics receives donation from North Kern State Prison

North Kern prison warden presents donation to high schools.
From left are Albino Duran, Assistant Principal of Delano High School; North Kern State Prison Warden Kelly Santoro; Dolores Rodriguez, Principal or RFK; Jesse Ortega, Head Football Coach of CCHS; and Justin Derrik, Principal of CCHS.

North Kern food sales generate $6,500 schools donation

The athletics departments at three area high schools received a hefty donation thanks to food sales with North Kern State Prison’s incarcerated population. Staff presented a check December 17 for $6,570 to Delano Joint Unified High School District.

The donation will help three schools:

  • Delano High School
  • Robert F. Kennedy High School (RFK)
  • Cesar Chavez High School (CCHS)

“Athletics can teach an individual sportsmanship, teamwork, and how to overcome adversity. These are lessons that can last a lifetime and prepare young student athletes for their professional careers,” said Warden Kelly Santoro.

Story submitted by Joseph Lopez, Community Resource Manager

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