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Tim Grant, a Deserving SSFL Tournament Honoree

Tim Grant will be honored at Sowing Seeds for Life’s fifth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity Oct. 7 at Glendora County Club. Among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the tournament are UCLA football announcers Chris Roberts and Matt Stevens, which is appropriate. Grant is a UCLA alum (class of ’82) and avid fan of the Bruins. One of Tim’s graduation presents was UCLA’s victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl, the first of four Rose Bowl appearances under Terry Donahue during his tenure as head coach. Donahue had originally agreed to be a part of the tournament, particularly after hearing a fellow [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:13:24+00:00August 6th, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

A Tribute to SSFL Supporter Bill Sharman, a Great Friend

  Bill Sharman is shown standing with, from left, James Worthy, Bill Russell, Jim Harrick and Jerry West as tournament coordinator Tim Haas pays tribute to this all-star group of celebrities in 2010. The passing of Bill Sharman at the age of 87 on Oct. 25 generated a lot of stories about his accomplishments as an athlete and coach. What I am writing here is personal. He was one of my best friends and undoubtedly the nicest person I have ever known. He was also a big supporter of Sowing Seeds for Life. Twice, he and his wife Joyce [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00April 29th, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

Fourth Annual Sowing Seeds for Life Celebrity Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 8 at Glendora Country Club

Roy Firestone, a nationally known sportscaster and entertainer, along with participation by other celebrities, highlight the fourth annual Sowing Seeds For Life Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity on Oct. 8 at the Glendora Country Club. Dave Hester of Storage Wars.. Past Celebrities included Jerry West, James Worthy and Bill Sharman just to name a few.

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00August 28th, 2012|Donate, Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

Not All Effort Can Be Mailed In; Sometimes, You Actually Have to Do the Work to Get Things Done

The La Verne post office on White Avenue was a hub of activity this past Saturday. City Councilman Robert Rodriguez, who is also mayor pro tem, Robin Carder, another city council member, and City Planner Hal Henderson were there.       Chris Roberts of Glendora, the longtime radio voice of UCLA football and basketball, was also there. Roberts’ father, uncle and grandfather were all postal workers.   The occasion was the culmination of last week’s National Association of Letter Carriers’ 20th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive. If you donated, you’ll be glad to know your donations went to good [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00May 18th, 2012|Featured, Food Pantry, golf tournament|0 Comments

Glendora’s Chris Roberts Lends Support to National Association of Letter Carriers, Food Drive

People who deliver your mail are delivering a message to its customers this week.  If you can donate any non-perishable food, it will go to good use. It’s all a part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 20th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive. Letter carriers on Wednesday will be delivering cards that ask for donations and the following day will be delivering grocery bags for those donations. The carriers will pick up the bags Friday and Saturday and deliver the donations to local post offices on Saturday. In La Verne and Claremont, the food collected will be brought [...]

By |2014-08-12T05:06:57+00:00May 18th, 2012|Featured, golf tournament, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SSFL’s Vicki Brown Is Honored by Student Group

Evidence that the future of our world is in good hands is SIFE, which stands for Students in Free Enterprise.    SIFE brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.  SIFE has a presence in more than 1,500 universities in some 40 countries, including 800 in the U.S. The University of La Verne has a strong SIFE program, headed by Dr. Issam Ghazzawi, an associate professor of business management. La Verne’s SIFE team consists of some 40 students.   One reason the La Verne program is [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00May 18th, 2012|Featured, golf tournament, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Teenagers Help SSFL Fill Easter Baskets

Daniela D’Angelo and her two teenage daughters, Nhancye (pronounced Nancy) and Roberta, made quite a sight. On a recent Friday night at the Target store in San Dimas, they were pushing around grocery carts filled to the brim with stuffed animals, various toys, plastic eggs and the like. Sowing Seeds for Life CEO Vicki Brown, second from left, is surrounded by Daniela D'Angelo, left, and daughters Roberta and Nhancye.                               A few curious customers stopped them to ask what they were doing. [quote] “When we [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00April 5th, 2012|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

SSFL Part of Cool Event

Sowing Seeds for Life is one of two foothill area charities being featured at the 16th annual Cool Cruise Car Shows in La Verne on Saturday, April 7. The other is the Love of Animals Dog and Car Rescue. Cool Cruise is a gathering of hod rods and classic cars in a family atmosphere.   As tradition goes, Cool Cruise will be held on the historic streets of Old Town La Verne, D and 3rd Street, south of Bonita Avenue. If you attend, look for the SSFL booth. For more information or to participate in this event, please contact new event promoter Doug Lorimer at (626) [...]

By |2012-04-05T19:48:42+00:00April 5th, 2012|golf tournament|0 Comments

Students Dig In to Help Sowing Seeds for Life

Volunteerism was alive and well in Glendora on Martin Luther King Day. Probably the best example of that took place at the Glendora Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Eight students from the University of La Verne spent most of the day planting 20 orange trees on the church property and five more in a nearby backyard.

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00February 9th, 2012|golf tournament|0 Comments

’Tis the Season of Giving

Sowing Seeds for Life Toy and Food Giveaways, held at two locations this past holiday season--Ganesha Park in Pomona and DPI Labs in La Verne--proved to be enormous successes as thousands took part and many young children got to sit on Santa Claus' lap.

By |2018-11-05T23:13:25+00:00December 20th, 2011|golf tournament|0 Comments