Soroptimist International of Ramona has kicked off its 2010-2011 Man About Town Campaign, a fundraiser in which proceeds are split 50-50 between the Ramona Soroptimist service organization and the charity or organization of each contestant’s choice.
Eight men are competing for the coveted title of Man About Town. Each has a fundraising can and each is welcoming donations. Each penny donated equals one vote.
Contestants for the 2010-11 Man About Town sash are:
•Peter San Nicolas, owner of Ramona Fitness Center. His charity is United Cerebral Palsey.
•Robert Grace, Ramona High School automotive teacher, whose charity is RHS Skills USA.
•Craig Jung, executive director of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. His proceeds will go to the Ramona Rotary Club.
•Stephen Brindley, owner of Brin Consulting, whose charity is Arriba Teen Center.
•Mark Bradley, Financial Service provider, whose charity is the American Cancer Society.
•Chad Crenshaw, a police officer, whose charity is the Surf Rider Foundation.
•Gene Seidl, owner of Seidls Party Supplies. His charity is the Service Family Fight Against Breast Cancer.
•Rath Webster, owner of Packards Pluss. His charity is the Intermountain Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department.
The elected candidate will serve for two years and will help with Soroptimist functions and assist in the promotion of Soroptimist fundraisers. The winner will be announced at the Second Annual Barn Dance hosted by the Soroptimists at Mountain Valley Ranch on June 5.
“So, when you see one or more of these talented gentlemen shaking their can, please make a contribution and help them and their charity,” said Sally Westbrook, president of Soroptimist International of Ramona. “And, by the way, come to the Barn Dance and see if your favorite candidate wins.”