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					                                               FOSTERING
Torrey Pines Bank and the Jackie Robin-
son YMCA partner throughout the year to
ensure a brighter future for San Diego’s
next generation including YMCA Executive
Director, Michael Brunker, serving the
Bank’s advisory committee, banker Donna
                                               FUTURES
                                               Torrey Pines Bank proudly supports the Jackie Robinson
Jackson serving on the YMCA Board of           YMCA and the 2009 Tribute & Scholarship Gala.
Directors, and the Bank’s annual support
of the King Breakfast. Together, we are
fostering futures. To learn more about
Torrey Pines Bank, please visit us online at
TORREYPINESBANK.COM.




        An Affiliate of
        Western Alliance Bancorporation                                                             Member FDIC




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HONORARY CHAIR

Jerry Coleman                                                                 MASTER OF CEREMONIES
                              An all-star infielder in nine
                              seasons with the New                                                           Jim Tucker
                              York Yankees (1949-1957),               Jim is an award winning
                              Coleman          successfully           speaker     and      has
                              transitioned from the                   competed in the finals
                              field to the broadcast                   of the Toastmasters
                              booth in 1960. He has                   International’s World
                              been a fan-favorite on                  Championship of Public
                              the radio airwaves ever                 Speaking, reserved for
                              since, including 36 seasons             the nine contestants
                              as the beloved voice of                 deemed the “best in the
                              the San Diego Padres.                   world.” Toastmasters
                                                                      International is a public
During his playing career, Coleman appeared in six World
                                                                      speaking and leadership
Series, compiling a .263 batting average in 723 career
                                                                      development organization with over 235,000 members
games, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1949 and
                                                                      in 92 countries.
World Series Most Valuable Player in 1950. Twice during
his tenure as a player, Coleman’s career was interrupted
                                                                      A native of Texas, Jim studied architecture but ended
because of military service as a Marine pilot, during World
                                                                      up with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
War II and Korea, when he flew 120 missions, received two
                                                                      Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. He
distinguished flying crosses, 13 Air Medals and three Navy
                                                                      works for San Diego Gas & Electric as a Senior
citations, while earning the title of lieutenant colonel.
                                                                      Engineer in Advanced Metering Operations. Jim is
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum selected                a registered Professional Engineer in the State of
Jerry Coleman as the 2005 recipient of the Ford C. Frick              California.
Award, presented annually for major contributions to
baseball broadcasting. Jerry Coleman remains a San Diego-             Jim has been called an engineer with a sense of humor.
area institution today, with insightful color commentary,             He has done stand-up comedy, retirement roasts and
and his trademark calls, such as “Oh Doctor!” and “Hang               emceeing for fundraising events. He draws cartoons
a Star.” He and his wife, Maggie, reside in La Jolla.                 and has illustrated a book. He is a published author
                                                                      in “The Heart of a Mother” and “The Heart of the
                                                                      Holidays” book series found at Border Books. Jim is
                                                                      married and has a son and daughter.
EVENT COMMITTEE

 Robert Countryman, Chair
       Debe Berger                Lori Essrig          Désirée LaPointe
      Megan Blanek               Peggy Evans            Alexander Long
     Gloria Brockman             Sandra Graff            Ray McKewon
     Michael Brunker           Virginia Graham      Barbara Orozco-Valdivia
       Kiara Cherry            Brandi Greenleaf          Donna Queen
        Pete Casey              Vanetta Griffin          Janice Robinson
  Cassandra Countryman            Jan Hunter               Ana Tijerin
        Gay Davis                Randy Jones        Faith Whitehurst-Miller


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                                            San Diego National Bank
                                                       proudly salutes the


  PROUD SPONSOR
       OF THE
  JACKIE ROBINSON
    FAMILY YMCA

                                      Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
                                          for their committment to build strong kids,
                                           strong families, and strong communities.




                                                    Southeastern Branch
                                   5100 Federal Blvd. · San Diego · 92105 · (619) 263-6611
                                          For branch locations call (619) 231-4989


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JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. He grew up in Pasadena, California with his
mother and four older siblings. Robinson excelled as a young athlete in high school and junior college; at UCLA he lettered
in four sports: baseball, basketball, football and track.

Jackie Robinson left school in 1941, worked briefly as an athletic director and played semi-professional football for the
Honolulu Bears before being drafted to the Army in 1942. Robinson was instrumental in opening an Officer Candidate
School to black soldiers and served as a second lieutenant with the 761st battalion. While in basic training he was arrested
and court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a bus; he was acquitted and received an honorable discharge in
1944 without ever seeing combat.

Robinson joined the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs in 1945, a team featuring such stars as Satchel Paige and Buck
O’Neil. His stellar play and demeanor caught the eye of Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who signed him to play for
the Montreal Royals, a Dodger farm team. In 1946, he led the International League in batting average and fielding percentage
and was called up to the Dodgers on April 15, 1947, which is now celebrated annually as Jackie Robinson Day.




That first year he played in 151 games, hit .297, led the National League in stolen bases and won the first-ever Rookie of
the Year Award. Two years later, he won the 1949 National League MVP award and by 1950 had become the highest paid
player in Dodgers history. In his ten-year career, he helped the Dodgers win six pennants and one World Series. He was
inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility. In 1972 the Dodgers retired his uniform number
42 and in 1997, the rest of Major League Baseball followed suit.

Jackie Robinson was an inspiration off the field as well. He was a noted civil-rights activist and catalyst for social change.
He was also a family man, married since 1946 to Rachel Issum, a nursing student he had met while at UCLA. Together they
raised three children: Jackie Jr., Sharon and David.

After he retired from baseball, Robinson involved himself in business ventures that encouraged black economic development.
He became the vice-president of personnel for the Chock Full O’ Nuts corporation and served on the board of the
NAACP. He established the Jackie Robinson Construction Company to build affordable housing for low- and moderate-
income black families. His many civic activities included work with children and adolescents, especially those involved in
the YMCA.

Robinson’s health began to deteriorate rapidly in the early 1970s. On Oct. 15, 1972, he attended a World Series game in
Cincinnati that included a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his breaking the color barrier. During pre-game
ceremonies, he spoke of his wish for a black manager to be hired by a Major League Baseball team. Ten days later, on Oct.
24, Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.


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    Membership              YMCA Membership Plus means that now when



plus
                            you join one YMCA in San Diego County--you
                            join them all! If you live in one area of the
                            county and work in another, then this is the
                            membership for you and your family! With
               Make
               Our          YMCA Membership Plus, you become a
               Family       member of a family of 14 branches of the
               Yours        YMCA of San Diego County, and have access
                            to all of their facilities. You’ll discover the
                            convenience of being able to workout or attend
                            classes at any YMCA facility in San Diego
                            County. There’s no additional fee per visit. Just           Latham & Watkins is
                            think of the benefits for you and                           proud to sponsor the
                            your family! No more dual memberships.
                            While you are working out in one area of the
                            county, your family can be playing or taking
                            lessons at a YMCA in another area. As always,
                            when traveling, you become a member of the                  Jackie Robinson
                            nationwide AWAY program (Always Welcome
                            at YMCAs) and can take advantage of                         Family YMCA Tribute
                            hundreds of YMCA facilities and programs
                            as if you were a member at each one.                        & Scholarship Dinner
                                         one  join
                                  jointhem



joining   is
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                                                                                                                 New Jersey
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                                                                                                                                     San Diego
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  easy                  Just stop by your local YMCA and tell them you want
                        to join as an adult or family YMCA Membership Plus.
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                                                                                                                 Northern Virginia
                                                                                                                 Orange County
                                                                                                                 Paris
                                                                                                                                     Silicon Valley
                                                                                                                                     Singapore
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                        upgrade, you can do so by paying the difference in
                        the joining fee, and having your monthly fee adjusted.
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                                                                                                             Winfield Development
                                                                                                             salutes the Jackie
                                                                                                             Robinson Family
                                                                                                             YMCA and their
                                                                                                             scholars, making a
                                                                                                             better neighborhood
                                                                                                             one kid at a time.




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A MILLION THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS




                      HUNTER
                      FAMILY
                                 FARRELL FAMILY
                                 FOUNDATION



                                      DEWITT
                                       FAMILY




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                                                                    Family Foundation




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2006
Brionna Baker                                                        RUFUS DEWITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CSU Los Angeles
Jorge Barrera
City College                                                                 Lachanae Mcafee
Sabrana Boyd                                                                   Lincoln High School
Notre Dame de Namur
Jessica Gonzales
                                                         Plans to attend San Diego State University,
SDSU                                                                         majoring in Journalism
John Knapp
UCSD
Ramla Mohamoud              Education to me means a better future. Furthering my education will
Grossmont College           set a higher standard for my younger sister and cousins to follow. The
Yasmeen Salaam              JRYMCA scholarship is important to me because Jackie Robinson was
Southwestern College
Abel Salgado                a gifted man and also because the YMCA has played a big part in my
Point Loma Nazarene         success as an individual and as a college-bound senior. In the future, I
Danielle Santos             see myself staying a part of the JRYMCA family as the executive board
Loyola Marymount
Courtney Sellers            director as well as becoming a local journalist for my community.
Mt. Saint Mary’s College
Dominique Streeter
Tuskegee University         MONIQUE PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
2007
Albert Ayson Jr.                                               Roriscilla De’Lmara Wright
UC Berkeley                                                    Lincoln High School
Jasmine Campbell
Nyemal Chuol                                                   Plans to attend UC Berkeley, UCLA, Spellman College or Xavier,
Point Loma Nazarene                                            majoring in Neurobiology, Immunology, Microbiology or Molecular
Lauren Gutierrez
                                                               Biology with a minor in Vocal Music
SDSU
Angela Khamkhiem
City College                                                   Jackie Robinson changed history as we know it. Just receiving a scholarship
Cody Marshall
USD                                                            named after a great person, and place, encourages me to believe that
Lakeshia Newsome                                               I will one day make a difference in the world. Pursuing an education
Humboldt State University                                      allows people to gain a stronger sense of mind; education will allow me
Letriece Patton
CSU Dominguez Hills                                            to further my dream of becoming a surgeon, which will provide me with
Monét Perez                                                    the opportunity to enter a profession that lacks diversity.
Barnard College
Toriano Thomas
Southwestern College

2008
Maria Del Rosario Jimenez                                                      BROCKMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
UCSD
Yesenia Hernandez
Kirstyne Lange                                                         Honorable Mentions
Mills College
Whitney McMahan
Fort Belvoir                                                                                                     Marcus Alvin
                            Each year, the scholarship committee reviews dozens of applications to
Vladimir Medenica                                                                                              Desiree Jordan
USC                         choose the final recipients. The final choices are alway very difficult for
Ashly Solono                the committee to make. Inspired during the interview process by the                Kimberly Palafox
Duke University
                            tremendous quality of the applicants, the Brockman family have made a              Romyn Sabatchi
Karlis Thorpe
CSU Fresno                  generous donation this year to provide mini-scholarships of $200 each                Robert Silva
Theresa Tran                to six additional students.                                                          Eric Sperry
UCSD
Joel Walker
SDSU
DeAndra’e Woods
CSU Fullerton


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                                                                                                                                    2002
JERRY COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                             Shanika Honeycutt
                                                                                                                            Jessica Hunt
                                                                                                                          Daniel Kidane
                                    Marquis Hayes                                                                        Linda Ngoc Le
                                    Morse High School                                                                       Encia Smith
                                    Plans to attend SDSU, CSU Long Beach, CSU Polytechnic, or SFSU,
                                                                                                                                    2003
                                    majoring in Zoology with a minor in Business.                                      Kleulia Blackmon
                                                                                                                             Vincent Cox
                                    Education is the key to success. In this day and age where jobs are hard             Texas Southern
                                                                                                                           Raynell Crews
                                    to find, the more education I have the esaier it will be for me to start my               UC Berkeley
                                    life in the work force. The Jackie Robinson YMCA scholarship will give              Crystal Flournoy
                                    me a chance to pay for a part of my higher learning. I am so thankful                  CSU Heyward
                                                                                                                         Mohamed Hirsi
                                    for this scholarship beacuse with it my chance of going to college is that         Jackie Ilemaleota
                                    much better.                                                                             Dante Jones
                                                                                                                              Morehouse
                                                                                                                          Shawnte Lewis
                                                                                                                          Roberta Moore
                                                                                                                        Spelman College
                                                                                                                              Lisa Morris
                                  MARSHALL FAULK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP                                                      UC Berkeley
                                                                                                                 Susan Oudommahavanh

                                  Jaimie Jacqueline Hernandez                                                                       2004
                                                      The Preuss School                                                     Gracie Austin
                                                                                                                                     SDSU
                        Plans to attend University of Redlands, or SDSU,                                                    Meri Birhane
                                                   majoring in Education                                                             UCLA
                                                                                                                             Austin Jones
                                                                                                                     California Lutheran
Furthering my education means going out of what is the norm in my family,                                                Richard Morgan
proving societal standards wrong, and going beyond the expectations                                                           Valdo Mota
that were set for me. The JRYMCA scholarship showed me that I am                                                          Florence Pacho
                                                                                                                                     SDSU
one step closer to the success and change that I have longed for since                                              Sakhone Phommarat
I was a child, by helping me pay for college, which would be a nearly                                                            Miramar
                                                                                                                           Marlon Pierce
impossible task for my family. I will forever be thankful for being selected                                                  Judith Silva
as a recipient because you have helped begin the rest of my future.                                                      CSU San Marcos

                                                                                                                                      2005
QUALCOMM FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                                  Tiona Brown
                                                                                                                             Miles College
                                                                                                                        Alisa De La Cruz
                                     Jamellah Johnson                                                                    CSU Long Beach
                                     Hoover High School                                                                     Fatuma Guyo
                                                                                                                                      SDSU
                                     Plans to attend Spelman College, Clark Atlanta, Savannah State,                          Akilah Hicks
                                     Morgan State, Virginia State, UC Riverside, or Humboldt,                                          SFSU
                                                                                                                               Sasha Knox
                                     majoring in English, Sign Language, Spanish                                                CSU Chico
                                                                                                                              Christine Lai
                                     Education is knowledge and wisdom that you apply to your everyday                      James Malone
                                                                                                                      Howard University
                                     life. It means a lot when you can say that you went to college and                  Khe’shan Nelson
                                     graduated. Education is the next step in my journey to success and the                CSU Stanislaus
                                     Jackie Robinson YMCA scholarship is an honor. I want to become an                       Yasmin Perez
                                                                                                                        Simmons College
                                     English teacher to high school students and I want to mentor those in                  Jaree Streeter
                                     need of help, care, or guidance.                                                    Spelman College
                                                                                                                      Juan Carlos Vargas
                                                                                                                           Montana State


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...........
PAST                                                            FARRELL FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS
...........                                                                       Pharon Baker
                                                                        University City High School
1997
Christine Basic                                          Plans to attend San Diego State University,
George Washington                                                          majoring in Pre-Nursing
Edna Malaga
SDSU
Christopher Wright           Education is the most important thing in the world. Without education
University of Pennsylvania   you can go nowhere in life. This scholarship is extremely important to
                             me because it will ultimately help me complete my education. I was
1998
Ruth Carter                  accepted to 3 of the 4 schools I applied, and plan to go to San Diego
Clark Atlanta                State University and study nursing to become a Registered Nurse.
Rachel Evans
USC
Ronald Hodge
Morehouse
Nancy Jurado
UCSD
Kelly Luong                  HOWARD CAREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
UCSD
Ashanti Smith                                                  Devon S. Boone
Stillman
Anasa Victoria                                                 Lincoln High School
SDSU                                                           Plans to attend California State University Fresno,
                                                               majoring in Sociology
1999
Maria Alvarez
Janita Griffin                                                  Education is the key to success. It is an honor to receive a scholarship
Samuel James
Morehouse
                                                               in the name of one of my heroes, Jackie Robinson, because he did so
Barry Harris                                                   much to improve the lives of those in his community and around the
Victoria Jones                                                 nation; I plan to major in Sociology and become a Social Worker so
Brenita Kagler-Porter
Louangviseth Lasaath                                           that I can also give back to my community. This scholarship will help
DeVonne Mitchell                                               me tremendously in achieving my academic goals. Thank you, Jackie
Brett Moore                                                    Robinson Family YMCA.
NhuQuynh Tran

2000
Joseph Davis
Leeann Douglas
Willie Green                                                       WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Precious Jackson
Howard
Shavecca Keels                                                  Gloria Ijeoma Chukwueke
Nicole Mitchell                                                                   The Preuss School
Spencer Smith
Javon Taylor                     Plans to attend UCLA, George Mason, or San Jose State University,
                                                majoring in International Relations and Public Policy
2001
Naisha Allen
Tuskegee University          Without education, it is hard to advance in today’s world. To me,
Yadani Bayene                education means creating opportunities that will enable me to help
Harvard
                             myself in the future for the better. Having an education will allow me
Nyadak Tut Deng
Rochelle McFarlin            to explore pathways that I possibly would have never imagined, which
UC Berkeley                  I think is a very powerful thing to be able to do. This scholarship is
Amber Overstreeet
Amber Trigueros-Clemmons     very important to me, because it shows me that all my hard work
Winnetta Greenlee            is able to be seen through the eyes of others, and not just my own.


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  2009 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

In 1997, under the leadership of our honorary chair Jerry Coleman, the first annual Tribute & Scholarship Dinner was held
to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s major league baseball debut, and the first Little Padres Park
donated to the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA by John Moores and the San Diego Padres.

At that first dinner, we were able to award scholarships to three very deserving students. As the years have passed, this
event has grown tremendously. In 2009, we’re proud to say that ten college-bound seniors will benefit from your generosity,
bringing the total number of scholarships awarded through this event to more than 110.

We are pleased that you have joined with us to congratulate the 13th Annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Scholarship Award recipients. These scholarships are intended to support and encourage the pursuit of
higher education for Southeastern San Diego students, to create opportunities for academic, social, and
career success. Thank you for sharing our commitment to the growth and development of youth in our community.



SAXTEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

                                  Fadhi Ali
                                  The Preuss School
                                  Plans to attend Villanova University or Northwestern University,
                                  majoring in Mechanical Engineering

                                  Education, to me, means opportunity. It means freedom in what you want to
                                  pursue in life because of a high level of knowledge and understanding. My parents
                                  did not get a great education so being the first one in my family to attend a four-
                                  year university and earn my bachelor’s degree would mean a lot for me and my
                                  family. The JRYMCA scholarship is important to me because it will help me in
                                  realizing my dreams of attending and graduating from a four-year institution.



                                                        KAREN HUNTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

                                                       Micah-Christian Foster
                                     San Diego School of Creative and Peforming Arts
                                                Plans to attend Pepperdine University,
                                                          majoring in Sports Medicine

I am extremely grateful to the Jackie Robinson YMCA for awarding me this scholarship in
support of my college journey. Without scholarships like this I would attend community
college. Now however, I am proud to announce that I have been accepted to Pepperdine
and expect to attend my top choice in the fall. In the end, this scholarship will help
fulfill my dream to become a Sports Medicine Doctor for a professional NFL team.




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TO SUPPORT THE
JACKIE ROBINSON
FAMILY YMCA.
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  JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA

The Southeast YMCA opened its doors in 1943 and moved its headquarters to 45th Street (now YMCA Way) and
Imperial Avenue in 1961. Fifteen acres of land were donated by Greenwood Mortuary, while the first structure was
hand-built by a dedicated and visionary group of community leaders. In 1973, the branch was renamed the Jackie
Robinson Memorial YMCA, and today serves an ethnically diverse community of over a quarter of a million people.
Every day we extend our reach to people of all ages with a variety of needs and interests. Our staff and volunteers
are committed to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve, working together to build strong kids, strong
families and strong communities.




For many children and families in Southeast San Diego, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA is a safe haven. We offer
youth sports and aquatics programs year-round, as well as after-school activities and a large technology center. Day
camp during the holidays is a fun, developmental experience for hundreds of kids. Through fundraising and grantwriting,
we are able to provide program subsidies to more than 85% of our program participants. It’s our goal that no one be
turned away due to inability to pay. Joining a sport not only encourages a healthy lifestyle, it can help motivate a youth
to break the cycle of violence in this community by encouraging fitness of spirit, mind and body.




The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and helping all people realize their
fullest potential as children of God through development of the spirit, mind, and body. At the YMCA, the character values
of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are at the heart of all our programs and activities. As the namesake
memorial to Jackie Robinson we also have a responsibility to continue the legacy of breaking all barriers through the
values of courage, persistence, integrity, justice, teamwork, citizenship, determination, commitment, and excellence that
Jackie Robinson stood for as we strive to meet the mission of the YMCA.


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       In loving memory of


       Karen Frances Hunter




         December 18, 1978 --
          November 21, 2008




Proud to support
the 13th Annual

Jackie Robinson
Family YMCA
              Tribute &
       Scholarship Gala




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              MENU

            Harvest Salad
                                                       PROGRAM
    Mixed Greens, Toasted Walnuts,
     Grapes, Apples, Bleu Cheese
      Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing              Reception and Silent Auction
          with a Gorgonzola
       Cream Cheese Crouton                           Entertainment
                                                  Xceptional Music Company

              Duo Entrée                          Master of Ceremonies
                                                         Jim Tucker
     Free Range Breast Of Chicken
                                                  Toastmasters International
  with Artichokes, Shiitake Mushrooms
  Sundried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives
                                               Welcome and Introductions
        & Basil Cream Sauce and
                                                 Vernon Evans, Board Chair
Seared Salmon with a Buerre Blanc Sauce
                                               Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

                                                         Invocation
         Accompaniments
                                                 Dee Sanford, Board Member
      Parmesan Mashed Potatoes                  Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
      Asparagus & Baby Carrots
      Variety of Breads and Rolls                      Dinner Served

                                                     Video Presentation
                Dessert                          Jackie Robinson YMCA Video
   Chocolate Hazelnut Crème Brûlée
     with Fresh Seasonal Berries                    Youth Performance
                                                    Dancing After School
                                                     Jump Rope All-Stars
               Beverages
                                                         Recognition
   Starbucks Coffee and Tea Service
                                              Michael Brunker, Executive Director
                                                 Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
   Please inquire with your server
                                                 2009 Scholarship Winners
   Vegetarian meal available on request               Michael Brunker
     Salad available without walnuts
                                              Live Auction and Kids to Camp
                                                         Jim Tucker

                                                      Closing Remarks
                                                         Benediction

                                                          Dancing



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                            Sharing in Community Needs
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                                                      2
 WELCOME

Greetings and welcome to the 13th Annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Tribute & Scholarship Gala!

For the past thirteen years, the San Diego community has come together
to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson,
the first African-American major league baseball player. Jackie Robinson’s
accomplishments on and off the field personified courage in the struggle
for justice and equality in America. Jackie Robinson was also a strong
proponent of the YMCA, having worked during the off-season as a YMCA
volunteer in New York. Now, America has come full circle by electing
Barack Obama as the first African-American President of the United             Tony Gwynn, Edna Malaga, Christine Basic, Christopher Wright
States. In large part we can thank Mr. Robinson for initiating that effort.   1997 Tribute & Scholarship Dinner


Therefore it is most fitting that the country’s only YMCA bearing his
name would hold this annual tribute in honor of one of our nation’s finest
heroes.                                                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

We also are gathered tonight to salute the academic and personal
                                                                                                3...Menu/Program
achievements of ten truly outstanding and gifted young people from
                                                                                    5... Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
our YMCA service area. The young men and women who will receive
                                                                                          7... Scholarship Recipients
scholarships tonight exemplify the courage, strength and determination
                                                                                                  11... Sponsors
of Jackie Robinson in that they all have overcome challenges and negative
forces that would have impeded their progress and success. As you look                   13... Jackie Robinson Story
into the smiling faces of these achievers, take pride in knowing that your                       15... Committee
support of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has made, and will make, a
positive difference in the lives of our children.
                                                                                   Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Finally, we would like to thank this year’s Tribute Dinner Committee                         151 YMCA Way
members, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA staff, countless volunteers, and                     San Diego CA 92102
all of you for making this year’s Gala a great success.                                       619-264-0144
                                                                                        jackierobinson.ymca.org




                                                                                            Specials thanks to
                                                                                     Southeastern Economic Development Corporation

Robert Countryman, CMP               Michael Brunker                                 Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Tribute & Scholarship Gala Chair     Executive Director                             for underwriting this book

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