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CSUSB Hosts Military Appreciation Night

SAN BERNARDINO, CA. – An array of departments at Cal State San Bernardino will host Military Appreciation Night at the Coyote men’s basketball game on Friday, February 21. Tailgate festivities begin at 4 p.m. on the west lawn of Recreational Sports and Fitness Center that will feature free food and military giveaways. The men’s basketball game against Sonoma State begins at 7:30 p.m. in Coussoulis Arena.

The event is co-hosted by CSUSB’s Alumni Association, Associated Students Inc., the Veterans Success Center, Recreational Sports and Fitness Center and the CSUSB Air Force and Army ROTC.  Active service members, military veterans and their families will receive free admission to the game. Contact Marci Daniels at the Veterans Success Center at 909-537-5195 for free tickets. Attendees are encouraged to wear military apparel or American-themed apparel.

The planners of the event have designed a program that will begin about eight minutes before tip-off time. The CSUSB Air Force-Army ROTC cadets will first present the colors. AF-ROTC cadet Carrera Allred will sing the National Anthem, while local high school cadets of Junior ROTC representing U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy unfurl a giant American flag.

Chaplain Captain David Sarmiento of the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing at March Air Reserve Base will say the invocation, while the CSUSB Student Veterans Organization will set up a battlefield cross in the middle of arena floor in memory of fallen veterans.

A 13-foot GI Johnny will join CSUSB mascots Cadee and Cody Coyote in cheering the crowd. An opportunity drawing will be held with raffle prizes drawn throughout the game. Proceeds from the raffle will supplement the CSUSB Veterans Success Initiative Scholarship Fund.

During half-time, 20 Wounded Warriors will be recognized, as well as a ceremonial swearing-in of about 40 future service members.  In addition, two contests will be disclosed during the break for fans to participate.

Sponsors for the event include Crest Chevrolet, Brills Shoes, The Mug Restaurant, Tello’s Tailors and Menswear and the Tossetti Family, all of San Bernardino. Other sponsors are U.S. Army Units B-Troop, 4-9 Cavalry and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., CSUSB Beta Kappa Chapter.

For more information, contact Marci Daniels at the CSUSB Student Veterans Center at 909-537-5195.

 

ARMC Foundation Selects Honorees for Inaugural Gala

COLTON, CA – The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Foundation will recognize five honorees at its Inaugural Gala and Awards Dinner on May 8. The event, which will be held at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, will benefit Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC).

The ARMC Foundation Gala Committee and members of the community were asked for nominations in five categories: Honorary Chair; Arrowhead of the Year; Physician of the Year; Partnership of the Year; and Philanthropist of the Year. The Gala’s nominating subcommittee based its selections on support for ARMC and the community.

The award winners for the Inaugural Gala are: County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor, Josie Gonzales, Honorary Chair; Dr. Dev GnanaDev, Arrowhead of the Year; Dr. Steven M. Beutler, Physician of the Year; Professional Hospital Supply, Partnership of the Year; and Anne Hirschman Cress, Philanthropist of the Year.

“We selected the honorees for their hard work, dedication and commitment to ARMC now and in the past,” said Frank Reyes, executive director of the ARMC Foundation, which assists the hospital with funding for new equipment and programs. “This is the Foundation’s first Gala, so we wanted to ensure that whoever we selected has made a significant difference in the community.”

The award winners will be recognized at the Gala and receive a distinctive plaque. “The Gala’s theme, ‘What I love about ARMC,’ reflects the appreciation that the community has for the great care the hospital provides,” said Reyes. “The funds raised
from the Gala will help purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital.”

The Gala will feature keynote speaker Sam Cunningham, a former USC running back, who also played nine seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots. Founded in 1977, the ARMC Foundation’s mission is to assist the Medical Center in providing quality health care and health education to our community by enlisting and increasing public and private interest, involvement and financial support.

For more information about the ARMC Foundation Inaugural Gala and Awards Dinner, call Event Coordinator, Patty Holohan, 909-518-4612, or email PSHoloha@aol.com. For more information about the ARMC Foundation, visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org/foundation.

Covered CA’s Peter Lee to Participate in Press Conference

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

WHO: Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown, 47th AD; Peter Lee, executive director, Covered CA; Edith Lara-Trad, regional public information officer, Covered CA; and Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District

WHAT: State and local officials will convene at San Bernardino Valley College to give a status report of the Covered California enrollment figures for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Additionally, state officials will announce upcoming efforts to promote Covered California throughout the Inland Empire.

WHERE: Business Conference Center at San Bernardino Valley College, 701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino.

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.