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Chase a Dream for School Fuel and More

With surprising ease, you can help fuel School Fuel. Plus, lots of other ways to support the schools.

Before you play another round of Farmville or "like" yet another Damn You Auto Correct, please take all of two minutes to cast your vote for School Fuel (the Novato Foundation for Public Education) in the Chase Community Giving Grant competition.

Perhaps you on the Patch. Maybe you've seen the pleas from others on Facebook. It really does only take a couple of minutes to click here, and vote away.

Help School Fuel help fuel our schools. Do it now. You can always come back and read the rest of the article when you're done, maybe after you play a couple of rounds of Words With Friends.

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School Fuel is hosting its annual Men's Softball Tournament next week at the  of College of Marin. Games start on Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. The first matchups will be San Jose vs. San Ramon and Novato vs. Olive. At 7:30 p.m., the games are Lu Sutton vs. Pleasant Valley and Sinaloa vs. Hamilton. Winners play on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The championship game is Friday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Come cheer for your favorite schools and support School Fuel. Hope to see you there, buying lots of hot dogs and turkey burgers and maybe even some Cracker Jack.

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Novato High's  is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the school's parking lot. Fun and games for everyone, including some kids' personal favorite: Dunk-a-Teacher. There will be jumpies, games, carnival food, face painting, and more. Don't miss it.

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There are also two chances to get your car squeaky clean this weekend, both thanks to the very generous . Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can get your wheels shiny clean courtesy of the folks behind the new charter school, North Bay Educational Foundation. On Sunday, Sept. 16, it's a car wash fundraiser for Novato High's AVID program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Way to go, Marin Coffee Roasters! Do they consistently step up to the plate (or hose, as it were) or what?

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Got a fundraiser coming up? I'd love to include it in this weekly roundup. We all eat out and get our cars washed and look for fun things to do, so why not capitalize on that and get the word out?

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