About the Hemet Sportsman's Club

The Hemet Sportsman’s Club (“HSC”) roots date back to the 1970’s when a group of men came together to provide financial support, specifically to Hemet High School athletics. After going dormant for nearly three decades, a core group of former athletes from Hemet and San Jacinto resurrected the organization, attained its non-profit status, and expanded its mission to “…bridge the financial gap between what our youth and school athletic programs need and what schools and parents can provide.” We now provide funding to many organizations that promote youth sports at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This encompasses public and private schools in the greater San Jacinto Valley and Anza.
The club is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit corporation. We have a formal charter and a board of directors that directs our operations, fundraising and gifting. The Executive Board meets at least once a month, as does the general membership. The general membership meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.

Award Banquets

In addition to the financial support provided to sport teams, HSC holds several award banquets throughout the school year to recognize outstanding high school student athletic performance. Following the fall, winter and spring seasons, coaches from each high school nominate their Most Valuable Players for each sport. The Most Valuable Female athlete for each season is awarded with a substantial financial scholarship that is directed to post- secondary school costs.

A core element of the award banquets are perpetual trophies and awards for the San Jacinto Valley’s most outstanding football, basketball, and baseball player. The football and basketball awards are named after two California Junior College Hall of Fame coaches, Bob Stangel and John Chambers, who coached at Mt. San Jacinto College for decades. The baseball award is named after the iconic Bill Gray, who was instrumental in establishing Hemet Youth Baseball and coached hundreds of budding baseball players in the 1960’s through 1970’s. The winner of each of these awards is awarded with their name on a perpetual trophy, a plaque, and a substantial financial scholarship that is directed to post- secondary school costs.

Special Fundraising and Social Events

HSC holds many events throughout the year for fund raising and social purposes.

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Super Bowl Party and Fundraiser

Perhaps the largest event is our annual Super Bowl Party and Fundraiser held on Super Bowl Sunday each year. The club partners with Hidden Hacienda, a premier local special events venue, to host upwards of 180 people for a fun all-day game watch party incorporating food, beverage, and frivolity. In addition to entry ticket and beverage income, donations from local businesses and individuals make up the bulk of this event’s proceeds.

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HSC Annual Golf Tournament

This golf tournament is quickly becoming a preeminent golf outing in the valley. Held at the prestigious and challenging Soboba Springs Golf Course, 144 golfers compete in a scramble format for fun and prizes.

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Poker Tournaments

The club typically hosts one to two Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments at Hidden Hacienda each year. Proceeds are typically split 50/50 between the winner and the club. In the past, the tournaments engaged eight professional tables and up to 80 players.

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