Battle for the Paddle

Battle for the Paddle is an annual class spirit competition held in March. Classes battle in a night filled with dances, artwork, competitive games, and tons of school spirit! Battle for the Paddle welcomes parents and friends to a celebration of community through healthy competition. Students spend months preparing with their classmates for this event, which has been held since March 2011. 
Battle for the Paddle IX
Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 7:00pm
Watsonville High School
250 East Beach Street, Watsonville, California 95076
Goicovich Gym (located on the corner of Lincoln Street and Maple Avenue)
Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when will Battle for the Paddle be held?
Due to the popularity and growth of Battle for the Paddle and the need for a larger venue, we have moved the event to the Goicovich Gym at Watsonville High School. The event is Thursday, March 14th, 2019.

What time will the event begin?
Doors will open at 6:20 pm for handicap seating, 6:30 pm for general admission. The event begins at 7:00. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Where can I purchase a class T-Shirt?
For A LIMITED TIME (Online Store will close Wednesday, February 13th at 3:00 pm) we will be selling t-shirts for you to purchase and wear the night of Battle for Paddle. Each shirt is designed with your student's class color. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will benefit the St. Francis Campus Ministry Program. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

When can I purchase B4P tickets?
For the first week beginning Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 (3/5 - 3/8), two tickets will be reserved for each student. Only that student can purchase his or her tickets. Please note that if you prepaid during Enrollment you may pick up the tickets the first week. After the first week, parents, students, and community members will have the ability to purchase additional tickets. All tickets will be sold at the Main Office and will be administered by our office support staff.

Can I purchase as many B4P tickets as I want?
Yes, as long as the event does not sell out. During the second week of purchase (3/11 - 3/13), parents will be allowed to purchase up to 10 tickets per day, per household.

Will there be parking fee?
No, parking will be free of charge and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Will parking be managed by the school?
No, parking will not be managed, however, St. Francis will be providing a parking lot security guard.

Will there be food for purchase prior to Battle for the Paddle?
Yes, food vendors will be selling food from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Food may be purchased directly through the vendor and the vendor will only be accepting cash.

Will there be refreshments for purchase during Battle for the Paddle?
No. There will not be refreshments available for purchase during the event.

Will there be other activities occurring prior to Battle for the Paddle?
Yes. Pre-B4P Entertainment will include:
Food Truck: 4:00pm - 6:30pm CASH ONLY (items: spaghetti plate, burgers, hot dogs, french fries, and cold sodas.) 
Music: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Magician: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Will parents be able to earn service hours for setting up for the event and cleaning up after the event?
Yes. A limited number of parents will be able to earn DOUBLE service hours for setup or cleanup. Please contact Mr. Anthony Castaneda if you are interested in setting up or cleaning up.

How else can parents earn service hours for Battle for the Paddle?
Parents can earn service hours for lending an 18-20-foot ladder.