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Roadrunner Scholarship Fund

About The Roadrunner Scholarship Fund

CSUB Athletics is dedicated to developing Champions of Life through a commitment to academic excellence, an outstanding student-athlete experience, competitive success, and community engagement.

CSUB scholar-athletes consistently demonstrate this championship mentality in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.

  • Champions in the classroom – CSUB teams achieved a 3.0 overall GPA for the 13th consecutive semester in the 2020-2021 school year. In May 2021, 70 scholar-athletes earned their degrees.
  • Champions in the community - Our scholar-athletes give back to the community, devoting more than 3,000 hours to community service projects throughout Kern County last year.
  • Champions in competition - Our scholar-athletes have a proud history of winning, with 7 conference championships, 352 individual WAC honors, 400 Academic All-WAC honors, 65 DI All-American honors, and 30 DII National Championships.

After graduation, 60% of CSUB students stay in Bakersfield and Kern County. They start families, contribute economically, and often use the leadership skills they learned in competition to positively impact Bakersfield and Kern County.

An investment in the Roadrunner Scholarship Fund and CSUB Athletics is an investment in the future of Bakersfield and Kern County.

`Runners of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow!

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Executive Committee Members
Name Title Affiliation
Jim Darling President, 2021-2023 President of Jim Darling Public Relations
Michael George Vice President Executive Vice President of Marketing, Safe1 Credit Union
Kamal Bhakta Membership Chair Director of Operations, Capstone Partners
Barney Storms Fundraising and Events Chair Agent Aspirant with State Farm
Joel Andreesen Immediate Past President, 2019-2021 / Fund Drive Committee Chair Attorney with Rodriguez & Associates
Dixon Kummer Past President, 2017-2019 Attorney with Dixon G. Kummer, Attorney at Law


Name Affiliation
Barney Storms Marketing Specialist at KGET, CW, & Telemundo
Jim Darling President of Jim Darling Public Relations
Kamal Bhakta Director of Operations at Capstone Partner
Patrick Wade Owner & CEO of Precision Pharmacies, LLC
Selena Alvarez Agent at New York Life
Naomi Lopez Owner of Protégé Medical Billing
Clarence Hosey Retired KCSO Law Enforcement Officer
Gerrie Kincaid Retired Assistant Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista School District
Ron Duran n/a
Michael George Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing, Innovation, and Advocacy Officer, Valley Strong Credit Union
Ray Watson Uniglobe Travel
Nona Darling Realtor at ReMax
Trisha Gallo President and Owner of Appolonio Inc., McDonald's

Past Presidents

  • Joel Andreesen, 2019-2021
  • Dixon Kummer, 2017-2019
  • Coby Vance, 2015–2017
  • Derek Holdsworth, 2013–2015
  • Alan Wade, 2010–2013
  • Robert Reed, 2008–2010
  • Scott Hair, 2006–2008
  • Tony Tarango, 2005–2006
  • Janice Zaninovich, 2004–2005
  • Roger Fessler, 2002–2004
  • Kevin Small, 2000–2002
  • John Petrini, 1998–2000
  • Karen DeWalt, 1996–1998
  • Mike Neal, 1994–1996
  • Mel Atkinson, 1992–1994
  • Ken Vaughan, 1988–1992
  • Rachel Games, 1986–1988
  • Dick Foster, 1984–1986
  • Bill Zingg, 1982–1984
  • Cal Peterson, 1980–1982
  • Don Edmonston, 1978–1980
  • Jim Sughrue, 1976–1978
  • Dick Frasch, 1972–1976
  • Ken Pratt, 1971–1972

Emeritus Directors

  • Alan Wade, Retired State Farm Executive
  • Coby Vance, Director with Cushman & Wakefield Pacific
  • Geoff King, President of Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman
  • Greg Bynum, President of Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc.

Why Invest?

Why Invest?

Donor Wall

CSUB Athletics thanks all of our Roadrunner Scholarship Fund members in 2020-21. View our donor wall for a complete list of members.

Benefits Chart

The following tables show what benefits are available to you based on various gift amounts. For more information, see the CSUB Roadrunner Scholarship Fund (PDF).

Gift Levels

Benefits Chart
Gift Level Amount Gift Level Name
$100 or more Rowdy
$500 or more `Runner
$1,000 or more Gameday
$2,500 or more Blue
$5,000 or more Gold
$10,000 or more Varsity
$15,000 or more Scholarship
$25,000 or more AD's Circle

Scholar-Athlete Support/Tax Benefit

Scholar-Athlete Support/Tax Benefit
Gift Amount Scholar-Athlete Support/Tax Benefit
$100 or more Support of a CSUB scholar-athlete's educational needs
Tax deduction*
$15,000 or more Fulfillment of the tuition needs of one (1) student-athlete for one year


Gift Amount Recognition
$100 or more Listing on
$500 or more Listing in men’s basketball program
$5,000 or more Donor board recognition in Icardo Center


Gift Amount Hospitality/Amenities
$100 or more Invitations to special events
$1,000 or more Complimentary baseball parking at Hardt Field**
Pre-game baseball hospitality (Saturdays only)
$2,500 or more Men’s basketball hospitality
$5,000 or more Invitation to Athletics Director’s Dinner
$10,000 or more Honorary coach for one sporting event of choice
$25,000 or more Road trip for two with team of choice**

*Less any good or services received
**Space permitting