Sponsors Needed for Pageant Night and Beyond

Sponsors Needed for Pageant Night and Beyond
Posted on 02/24/2020
San Bernardino High School student Xavier Palacios is crowned Mr. Cardinal City 2019–2020 during the 2019 pageant.

One date in April, leading to one year of service for one Mr. Cardinal City winner.

It may seem like Mr. Cardinal City is just about pageant night, but that is far from the truth. That one date, April 11, will be preceded by many days of preparation. The 12 Mr. Cardinal City contestants will spend days practicing their opening number and hundreds if not thousands of hours performing community service before the big night. And although only one Mr. Cardinal City will be crowned, he will have a court of three to help him fulfill his duties.

Mr. Cardinal is the brainchild of Jaime Rios, who wanted to bring positive attention to both San Bernardino High School (SBHS), where he has worked for 20 years, and the entire San Bernardino community. He also wanted to empower the young men of Cardinal City, named for the school’s mascot. That is why the focus of the entire Mr. Cardinal City process is on academics, social skills, and community service.

The school is asking local businesses and individuals to help make the pageant and the entire reign of Mr. Cardinal City a success by donating time and resources. Any donations are welcome, from cash to bottles of water. To become a sponsor, contact pageant director and bilingual school outreach worker Jaime Rios at (909) 881-8217.

The pageant is set for April 11, 6 p.m., at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, 780 North E Street in San Bernardino.


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