San Diego Business Journal

California Bank & Trust associates from the Golden Triangle branch prepared a dinner for 125 family members residing at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego while their children receive treatment at area hospitals. "Support from the community and organizations like CB & T; is vital to ensure families in medical crisis get what they need," said Daniel Sinton, director of development at Ronald McDonald House The Parkinson's Disease Association of San Diego's annual Spirit of Life Award Dinner is set for Oct. 25. Girard Securities is the $10,000 sponsor. The event will celebrate 20 years of service and honor past board presidents, sponsors, donors and caregivers of individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease City of San Diego Firefighters are sponsoring their 26th annual Fire Fighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County on Sept. 18. Other sponsors include KyXy 96.5, Sophie 103.7, VidePost, Albertsons, Union Bank, Qualcomm and Pinnick. Funds raised support services UCP provides to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Pacific South Coast chapter planned to hold its eighth annual Challenge Walk MS from Sept. 11-13. Funds support research and services for those living with MS. StudioPMG of Irvine was the title sponsor. Presenting sponsors included Continental Airlines and Bayer Healthcare The San Diego Archaeological Center is hosting its annual Excellence in Archaeology Awards and Celebration ceremony Oct. 3. Underwriters include Bonk & Cushman, CPAs and James W. Royle Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad began the school year with a strong support base as a result of the success of last year's annual fund campaign. The funds are allocated toward operational expenses and tuition assistance to ensure that a Pacific Ridge School education is attainable for students throughout coastal North County Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation awarded five scholarships to North County students interested in pursuing careers in the health care field. The program provides assistance for needy and deserving students. The awards were presented Aug. 12 at the hospital The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito hosted its Tropical Trackside Party on Aug. 22 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event raised $34,000. Grant Hinkle & Jacobs, All Storage, LBA Realty and Solar Power were among the sponsors The 10th annual Fore the Casa Kids Golf Tournament was held Aug. 24 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Grant General Contractors served as title partner and Corky's Pest Control, FDR Construction and Groth Architects were corporate partners. The $70,000 raised will benefit Casa de Amparo programs for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect in the county.

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