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Former Stanford University Standout Mitch Pleis Joins William Jessup University as Athletic Director

Former Stanford University Standout Mitch Pleis Joins William Jessup University as Athletic Director

William Jessup University announced today it has hired former Stanford University football standout Mitch Pleis as its athletic director.

A Granite Bay resident, Pleis will oversee the athletic department at William Jessup, expanding its programs and engagement with supporters. The Warriors currently have five men’s teams and six women’s teams.

Pleis grew up in an athletic family atmosphere in Lafayette, CA where his father, Wendell Pleis, was a highly successful high school football coach. Mitch was a three-sport standout at Del Valle High, where he and his two younger brothers played football for their father. All three later played collegiately in the Pac-10 Conference.

Mitch Pleis’ football background includes an association with a who’s who of high profile college and NFL coaches. He was a standout tight end for two seasons (1977-78) at Stanford under head coach Bill Walsh and one of his top assistants, George Seifert.

SCCA helping the community

And Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag!  Hearing that makes you think, you know that would be fun to be a race car driver, but it is too expensive, you need a pit crew and sponsors, and of course it is a full time job.  Well, Let's face it -- you have to keep a roof over your head, you have a commitment to your family, and you don’t even have a race car.  Well it was a fun fleeting thought for a moment. 

You may not be able to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500, however there is something much closer to home that you CAN do.  But then again there is still the issue of you don’t have the money to buy a race car.  Surprisingly you might already have one and not even know it.  This is where the Sports Car Club of America comes in, and in particular Autocross.  The SCCA was founded back in 1944 with the intention to bring motorsports to the masses.

Skatetown Ice Arena Coach Awarded Four U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medals

Skatetown Ice Arena Coach Awarded Four  U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medals

Congratulations to figure skating coach Chris Kinser for passing the Senior Solo Free Dance Gold test!  Chris is now a Quadruple Gold Medalist with gold medals in Freeskate, Moves in the Field, Dance and Solo Free Dance.  This is a huge accomplishment!!  USFS Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing.  As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called "gold," test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation "U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist." 

Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S.

Chipping Away At Childhood Cancer Charity Golf Tournament

Chipping Away At Childhood Cancer Charity Golf Tournament

TEE IT UP FORE! THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER                     

Keaton Raphael Memorial Presents 16th Annual ‘Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer’ Charity Golf TournamentProceeds Benefiting Local Children Battling Cancer and Their Families

The Keaton Raphael Memorial is hosting their 16th Annual ‘Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer’® Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, August 19 at a new location, Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Shotgun is at 8:00 AM with foods, drinks, and games offered throughout the day. For sponsorship information or to sign up your team, contact Dana Pearson at (916) 784-6786 or email events@ChildCancer.org.

Chipping Away At Childhood Cancer Charity Golf Tournament

Chipping Away At Childhood Cancer Charity Golf Tournament

TEE IT UP FORE! THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER                     

Keaton Raphael Memorial Presents 16th Annual ‘Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer’ Charity Golf TournamentProceeds Benefiting Local Children Battling Cancer and Their Families

The Keaton Raphael Memorial is hosting their 16th Annual ‘Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer’® Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, August 19 at a new location, Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Shotgun is at 8:00 AM with foods, drinks, and games offered throughout the day. For sponsorship information or to sign up your team, contact Dana Pearson at (916) 784-6786 or email events@ChildCancer.org.

Big Wake Weekend: Hydroplane boat racing this weekend at Folsom Lake

Big Wake Weekend: Hydroplane boat racing this weekend at Folsom Lake

Are you ready for the ultimate power sport in the world to hit Sacramento? The biggest names in H1 Unlimited are all converging onto Folsom Lake this weekend to participate in what is, hands down, the world’s ultimate power-sport!

The H1 Unlimited Series features some of the fastest boats, capable of 200+ MPH on the straightaways and running average lap speeds from 130-165 MPH. Plus, there's hyperlite wakeboarding exhibitions, themed beer gardens, beach-side general admission seating, VIP Boxes, and an Entertainment Midway smack dab in the middle of all of it.

Click HERE to get the details and buy tickets.