About Restore the Roar

  Restore the Roar was established in the Fall of 2007 by a dedicated by a dedicated and loyal group of McClatchy Alumni to support McClatchy athletics.  In 2009, Restore the Roar was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation.  Since it began, RTR has helped support recognition of CKM athletes and coaches, secured cash and in-kind donations for football pre-game meals and support for athletes study halls.  RTR has broadened its focus by including support for all sports programs and  including parents of current athletes with alumni on the board of directors.   DONATE TO RESTORE THE ROAR TODAY! Click Here

The Lady Lions Hoopsters captured the first State Team Title in McClatchy’s history by winning a thrilling two overtime contest against Serra of Gardena, 65-61.  The game was played at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus before an estimated crowd of 2500 McClatchy supporters. Junior forward, Gigi Garcia scored 20 points, pulled in 19 rebounds and blocked 6 shots.  Lauren Nubla scored 15 and Destiney Lee added 12.

The Lady Lions became the first girls State Champion in any sport from the Sacramento City Unified School District.  The celebrations continued through the week of April 6 with the Sacramento community honoring the Lady Lions at the following events:

April 7,  Honored at the City Council meeting

April 8,  Honored at the Sacramento Kings Game

April 9,  Honored at the Sacramento City Unified School             Board meeting

April 10,   Lunch-time School Rally with local dignitaries and Victory Parade through the Neighborhood

The Lady Lions also appeared on three local television stations and the subject of numerous Sacramento Bee articles.   Go to the Lady Lions Champions page for the details

Updated May 11, 2015

Golf Tourney for McClatchy Softball on June 5

McClatchy  Golf Tournament benefitting the Girls Softball Program.  June 5 at Teale Bend Golf Course  Take a swing for the girls softball

Please try to make one of these opportunites to help out a Lions team



Title Game Pictures here

Honors Follow Championship

SacBee names Garcia Player of the Year & Kunisaki Coach of the Year plus six more Lady Lions honored as All-City

Junior Lady Lion forward Gigi Garcia has been named the SacBee Women’s Player of the Year after leading the Lions to CIF Division I State Championship last weekend in Berkeley.  Garcia averaged 17.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.  She is also a prolific shot blocker and playmaker.  The article is here.  McClatchy Alum and Coach Jessica Kunisaki has been named SacBee Coach of the Year after directing the Lady Lion team to its finest season in history, a 27-7 record and a state championship banner. In addition to Garcia, Lady Lions Lauren Nubla was named to 2nd Team All-City, Jordan Cruz named to 3rd Team All-City and Destiney Lee, Kristi Wong,  Kelsey Wong and Alex Washington were named Honorable Mention All-City. Seven Lady Lions garnered All-City honors.  Kunisaki is in only her fourth year of coaching and led McClatchy to the Division I NorCal Regional and State Championship.  This is the first girls state championship for any school in the Sacramento Unified District.  Recognizing this team Kunisaki says, “Special team, special year.”  The SacBee story is here.

Donate to the Lady Lions State Championship Ring Fund

Restore the Roar is accepting donations to offset the cost of State Championship rings for our Lady Lions Basketball team.  All donations will be applied toward the purchase of championship rings and related recognition activities.  Please be assured that Restore the Roar will abide by California Interscholastic Federation regulations and monetary limits on gifts to our student athletes.  Any amounts collected in excess of these costs will be used for support of the Lady Lions Basketball program in 2015-16.

You can also mail a check to: Restore the Roar

1521 10th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95818

(indicate for Ring Fund)

RTR is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRC.  EID #39-2062956


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If you wish to make a donation for a specific sport e-mail golions@restoretheroar.org

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Lion Spring Sports Head to Playoffs

The Lion Spring Sports had another successful year.  Click on the sport below to find the playoff schedule:

Boys Tennis                                Boys Volleyball

Baseball                                      Softball

Girls Soccer                                Swimming

Track & Field

Come out and support the Lion Athletes.