Guests make Torrey Pines High fundraiser a hit

Torrey Pines High School families, friends, staff and alumni gathered at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on March 27 for the annual Pump Up the Volume fundraiser. Guests enjoyed one another’s company while showing their support for the school.

Thousands of dollars were raised — both at the live event and through the online silent auction — to keep the quality of Torrey Pines High School at a high level, despite the crippling cutbacks in state funding.

Jackie Busch and Denise Small co-chaired the event, and Steve Hamann served as the emcee and auctioneer. A buffet dinner was served, and the Atomic Groove band had everyone on the dance floor all night.

— Anna Chamberlin