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7th Annual SSFL Charity Golf Tournament Set for Feb. 29

This year's event will again be held at Glendora Country Club. Tee time is 11 a.m. Post-play panel features sports journalists Tom Hoffarth and Bill Dwyre and others.

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3rd Annual 1k/5k Monster Run-Walk to Fight Hunger

When: Sunday October 25 Where: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California Register: or call 909.392.5777

By |October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tracy Murray, Casey Jacobsen Highlight SSFL Golf Tournament

Legendary basketball coaches Jim Harrick and Mike LeDuc will be among the other celebrities Nov. 3 at Glendora Country Club.

By |September 9th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments
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Quakes Mascot to Shake Up Run/Walk Oct. 26

The always entertaining Tremor of the minor league Rancho Cucamonga baseball team adds to the excitement of another SSFL event -- a 1K fun run for kids and 5K in Ontario at Citizens Bank Arena.

By |June 22nd, 2014|Featured|0 Comments
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DPI Is Honored, SSFL Increases Its Services

DPI Labs gets Small Business of the Year award for its community service through Sowing Seeds for Life, and now it is even going to do more with job placements in cooperation with LA Works.

By |June 9th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments

Celebrities Make SSFL Tournament a Success

Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Bill Russell and other sports legends help attract a record number of players to the 2013 Sowing Seeds for Life charity golf tournament at Glendora CC. A big assist goes to title sponsor Joe Feinberg.

By |December 28th, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

SSFL Auction Winners Get Great Experiences

A visit to the studio where the "Fox NFL Sunday" pregame show is televised from is one prize. Another is a visit to Vin Scully's broadcast booth as part of a Dodger package. LA Verne Chamber CEO Brian McNerney has done both.

By |December 4th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Vicki Brown Has Taken SSFL to New Heights

Vicki Brown, the CEO of the La Verne areospace manufacturing company, DPI Labs, took a $100 donation from her church in 2007 and turned it into a top regional food bank, serving over 6,000 people per month.

By |November 1st, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Girl Scout Creates Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

Denae Hollar, an eighth-grader at Ramona Middle School, spent some 40 yours making tie blankets and then, with help from friend and Michelle Boulward, handed them out at "Christmas in the Park" event at Ganesha Park.

By |October 31st, 2013|Featured|0 Comments
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SSFL and the Christmas Spirit of Giving

"Chistmas in the Park" event is highlight of busy schedule for CEO and founder Vicki Brown. Hundreds of children received free toys and a photo with Santa Claus, and adult family members canned goods, other foods and more.

By |October 31st, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

SSFL Is Truckin’ in Style Thanks to Ludwick Foundation

Scott DeSmet, Brian McNerney, Jim O'Brien, Vicki Brown and Al Snow. The truck got spruced up with decals not long after it was purchased. Sowing Seeds for Life will soon be truckin’ in style, thanks in part to a $53,000 grant from the Ludwick Family Foundation of Glendora. SSFL volunteer Jim O’Brien of San Dimas, a retired West Covina police officer, did all the leg work and negotiations in acquiring a 2007 Freightliner bobtail truck from Penske Truck Sales. The 26,000-pound vehicle with a 24-foot refrigeration unit will be put in use as soon as it [...]

By |October 30th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments
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ULV Students Again Pitch In to Aid SSFL

There were nearly 300 University of La Verne students who volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Day to do community service work, with 34 involved in two SSFL projects.

By |October 29th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Sponsors Help Make Wine Extravaganza a Hit

The event held April 13 at Doubletree Hotel in Claremont not only raised money for not Sowing Seeds for Life but also Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity.

By |October 14th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments
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SSFL Now Offering Medical Assistance

"Paulette Young is a godsend," Sowing Seeds for Life CEO Vicki Brown says of the volunteer who arranged for the participation of the Ontario campus of the West Coast Ultrasound Institute at SSFL food pantries.

By |October 1st, 2013|Featured|0 Comments
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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 |August 6th, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments

From SSFL Tournament to Vin Scully’s Booth

Brian McNerney and Gary Howarth on Fox NFL Sunday set last November. If there is any question of the stature of the Sowing Seeds for Life Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity, consider this: Vin Scully lent a helping hand. When it comes to sports celebrities in Southern California, they don't get any bigger than Scully. Six nights after getting a five-minute standing ovation from a sold-out crowd at Dodger Stadium, the legendary Dodger announcer welcomed a group of four people into his broadcast booth for a brief meet and greet and photo session. It was Vin Scully Bobblehead Night at Dodger [...]

By |August 4th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Fifth Annual SSFL Celebrity Tournament Has Tough Act to Follow

See why legendary L.A. Kings announcer Bob Miller ended up going topless at last year's Sowing Seeds for Life Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity.

By |July 3rd, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments
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A Major Award for SSFL Founder Vicki Brown

A key example of the growth of Sowing Seeds for Life came in 2011 when Vicki Brown was named the winner of the prestigious Tony Collier Award for her dedicated work in the fight against hunger.

By |July 2nd, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Another Honor for SSFL’s Vicki Brown

Sowing Seeds for Life founder  Vicki Brown, who has received numerous regional and local awards for her charity work, was among those receiving an award during a ceremony April 30 at the University of La Verne honoring the school’s ENACTUS team of outstanding business students. The University of La Verne chapter of ENACTUS organization, formerly SIFE, have been a big part of Sowing Seeds for Life in recent years. The group is also heavily involved with Campbell Soup's "Let's Can Hunger" drive. ENACTUS stands for Entrepreneurial Action US, while SIFE was short for Students in Free Enterprise. The name change took [...]

By |May 14th, 2013|Featured|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 |April 29th, 2013|Featured, golf tournament|0 Comments