Community Involvement

High school athletics receives NKSP donation

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.

NKSP food sales generate $6,500 schools donation

The athletics departments at three high schools received a hefty donation thanks to incarcerated food sales at North Kern State Prisons (NKSP). Staff presented a check Dec. 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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