Beth Attebery made the presentation to Jeb Bing (both pictured), the Weekly’s columnist and editor emeritus. Attebery served with Todd Utikal as co-chairs of this year’s event.
Nancy Harrington, who with her husband Gary is an advocate and contributor for public art in Pleasanton, and are members of the downtown Rotary Club, cited the importance of the ongoing scholarship program, reporting on “thank you” notes from 2017 scholarship recipients Isabel Ashley, a Junior at Pt. Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and Cheyenne Harper, a junior at Sonoma State University.
"This scholarship means a lot for not only myself, but also my family who have lived in Pleasanton for over 25 years,” Ashley wrote. “Receiving a college education is invaluable, and without the efforts of organizations like Pleasanton Rotary, such opportunities would not be possible for me.”
Harper agreed, writing:
“The generosity you all have shown me is so inspiring. It is so encouraging to know that young people like myself can witness and receive the help we need to continue our education.”
The Weekly was one of 26 sponsors of the Spirit Run, who also were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.
The others were Sensiba San Filippo, Club Sport of Pleasanton, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Black Tie Transportation, Sallmann, Yang, & Alameda, Acura of Pleasanton, QA Source, Cooks Collision, Fremont Bank, DePretis CPAs, The Henry Levy Group, Wealth Management Associates, Martin Wardin & Eissner and LifeStyles RX.
Other sponsors included Stanford/Valley Care, Fleet Feet, Studio Blue, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Alpha Omega Printing, KKIQ, Made to Order, Pleasanton Rentals, Pleasanton Garbage Service, Inc., Workbench True Value Hardware and Don Lewis Music.