EE 2017 Awards & Scholarships Party

2017 Awards & Scholarships Celebration

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Long-time EE supporters David Martin and Molly & Jay Thorpe

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Marlene Samano and her new husband, Hilario

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One of the original EE kids, Vianey Barrios, with her son Sebastian

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Another old-timer, Vianey's brother Willie, with his family. Willie formed his own trucking business with a loan from EE.

Tres-amigos

Tres amigos: Frankie, Ian and Joseph

Carmen-cooking

Devoted EE volunteer and mom Carmen Pacheco cooking up a storm of chicken and carne asada tacos

Photo-table

Framed photos from throughout the year. Everybody got one.

Watches

Timex Ironman watches, courtesy of our friend Kevin Berg, who also made the oversized checks.

I want to see how big it is possible to make this line. I want to see how big it is possible to make this line. I want to see how big it is possible to make this line. I want to see how big it is possible to make this line. I still think it needs to be larger. This is where we upt the title. Let's see how long it can be. Getting pretty long line.

Molly presents a check in memory of her mother, Goldie, to college student Ana Campos.

Marlene-Alvarez-check

Vanessa stood in for her brother John to receive several scholarships he earned. This one was from our friends John & Lizzie Brenkus, presented by previous recipient Marlene Samano (UCSD class of 2016).

John-Alvarez-check

This scholarship for John came from the McFarland Family Foundation, which also supported Marlene.

Ian-Michael

Ian and Michael are the recipients of the 2018 Blazeman Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Jon "Blazeman" Blais.

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Ian and Archi Lai (UCLA class of 2018) enjoying some wonderful food while watching the scholarships being presented

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Deputy Superintendant of the San Bernardino School District Harold Vollkommer, long-time supporter of EE, addressing the crowd on behalf of the District.

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David Martin speaks to the kids after presenting a scholarship check to Israel Andrade (who was unable to attend).

Racers

Parents who raced throughout 2017 were presented with medals from their kids.

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Trophies for outstanding athletic achievement to Sergio and Eduardo

Alvarez-family

Pro triathlete Hillary Biscay raised scholarship money towards the education of Alvarez kids who are following in the footsteps of their brother and cousin John (Cal Baptist class of 2020).

College

These are all the kids who are in college, or will be going soon, or have already graduated. This is the reason EE exists!

Youngest-kids

Our youngest members, who see the older kids as an inspiration and proof positive that they can succeed as well

Cherie-and-boys

The Olivares family presented Cherie with a beautifully-inscribed musical snow globe

Ahris-speaking

Richard and Ahris competed successfully at the national level this year. Here, Ahris tells the crowd about his experience.

Movin-Up

USAT provided a grant for our "Movin' Up" program, in which the younger kids who had needed "angels" to accompany them on the race course moved up to their first unassisted triathlon.

Alvarez-and-Enrique

Scholarships from the Talbert Family Foundation for John Alvarez (received by his sister, Vanessa) and Enrique Campos

Thanks

A message of deepest gratitude to all EE supporters!