Tag: Man About Town

Soroptimist Crowns “Man About Town 2013”

Big Bear, CA, May 19, 2013 – Last night, Soroptimist International celebrated 20 years of their popular and profitable “Man About Town” campaign and crowned this year’s “Man About Town” at the finale celebration.  After weeks of fundraisers, the three candidates including La Dolce Vita business owner, Bryan Bianchi, Bear Valley Unified School District Superintendent Kurt Madden and Fire Chief Jeff Willis each performed their final skit to the sold out event at Northwoods Resort.  The total sum of money raised this year was an astonishing $107,843.00 along with the announcement of Jeff Willis as “Man About Town 2013” for raising the most money.  The evening consisted of a presentation of the past 20 years of “Man About Town” events and all of the past and present candidates in attendance were honored on stage.  Soroptimist will use the proceeds from this year’s event to support the “Stop Teen Violence” campaign created by Soroptimist.  The total sum of money raised over the last 20 years was announced as...

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Climb, crawl and run your way to victory!

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 8, 2013 – Man About Town candidate Kurt Madden challenges people of all ages and skills levels to compete in Obstacles on the Bear: A 5K Experience at Bear Mountain Resort. The May 11th event is the latest fundraiser as part of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley’s ongoing campaign to Stop Teen Violence. Features include: Tractor tires Pond slide Lexan wall rope climb Log climb Low crawl Cargo net Straw bales with water spray Spider web 1000’ elevation climb Obstacle race Mother’s Day celebration Mother-Daughter bonding opportunity Free Obstacle Run for 5-12 year olds Team building Creative outfits welcome! Big Bear CrossFit demonstration on the deck Body Tek demonstration on the deck Food and beverage and non-stop music Shower and bathroom facilities No spectator or parking fee First aid and security provided After party at Bear Mountain Race start time on May 11 is 10:00 a.m. Individuals and teams can register online for $55 or at 8:00 a.m. the day of the event for...

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Jeff Willis Is Fired Up Against Teen Violence

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 29, 2013 – As one of three candidates for Man About Town, Jeff Willis is seeking votes for the cause. All votes for the candidates come in the form of dollars, and the man raising the most money at the end wins the coveted title. Man About Town is a fundraiser sponsored by Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley. All proceeds benefit the Stop Teen Violence campaign. On Saturday, March 30, Team Willis will host a “Fill the Boot” to Stop Teen Violence event in the Vons parking lot. Big Bear firefighters will be on hand with boots ready to collect donations. They will be there throughout the day....

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Bianchi, Madden and Willis start “Man About Town” campaign

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 17, 2013 – The 20th annual Man About Town campaign is now underway! Every year, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley challenges local men to raise funds for the Stop Teen Violence project. Last year the three candidates raised over $90,000 together. This year’s candidates are Brian Bianchi, co-owner of Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room; School Superintendent Kurt Madden; and Big Bear City Fire Chief Jeff Willis. In the weeks ahead, the contenders will hold individual fundraisers around town; the one who raises the most money will be crowned the 2013 Man About Town. Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization working to improve the lives of women and girls. Learn more at...

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“Man About Town 2012” Crowned by Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, CA, April 30, 2012 – Sunday evening the wait was over for the three Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley’s “Man About Town” candidates to discover who would be crowned “Man About Town 2012”.  The evening’s presentations at Northwoods Resort by the candidates was greeted by cheers as Tim Breunig, Glenn Butcher and Cliff Fowler and their teams each performed skits that coincided with their campaign theme to highlight the evening’s finale.  The candidates all worked very hard over the 67-day fundraising period to bring in the sum of $91,353 that far exceeded the expectations of the Soroptimist women.  While the individual candidate’s fundraising amounts are strictly confidential, the candidate who raised the most money would be crowned “Man About Town” and this year, that man is Glenn Butcher.  The money raised from this campaign will continue to be used for Soroptimist’s “Stop Teen Violence” program, a quest that began in 2008 for a five-year run.  Also, this year, Soroptimist has committed to help fund the Healthy Start Program at our elementary, middle and high school and Safe School Ambassadors Program that is now at the Big Bear Middle School.  Kbear congratulates Glenn Butcher, the Valley’s “Man About Town...

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