Fundraiser to Strike Out Domestic Violence Re-Scheduled

Charity game will now be played early next year at Heritage Estates.

Originally scheduled for mid-September, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, city of Poway and Operation For HOPE have re-scheduled their charity softball face-off in support of the Hope Fund, which removes economic barriers for domestic violence victims and their children.

The new date is Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at Field of Dreams, Heritage Estates, 18880 Old Coach Way in Poway, featuring nine innings of co-ed softball. Event co-chairs are San Diego City Attorney (and former Poway Mayor) Jan Goldsmith and current Poway Mayor Don Higginson. Several levels of sponsorship are available. To get involved contact Operation For Hope at 888-HOPE-008 or email fund@operationforhope.org.


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Brighton Collectibles has created a new, limited-edition bracelet featuring dangling heart and pink ribbon charms with light rose Swarovski crystal accents. They retail for $50 and are available through Oct. 31 at all Brighton Collectibles stores.

For each bracelet sold between now and Oct. 31 at the North County Mall location, Brighton Collectibles will donate $5 to the Jean McLaughlin Women’s Center for Health and Healing, located in the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, and store owners Craig and Angela Pettitt will add an additional $5 to the corporate contribution. Proceeds will be used to provide recommended breast imaging services to women in North County who otherwise could not afford the appropriate screenings.

Visit PalomarHealth.org/women to learn more about the Jean McLaughlin Women’s Center and brighton.com for more on Brighton Collectibles.


Congratulations to The Poway Kiwanis Club’s new president. She is Dawn Zabriskie, a self-described soccer mom at heart and an assistant manager at the Solana Beach branch of Mission Federal Credit Union. Dawn has been a Poway Kiwanian for 10 years. She and her husband Mark have three children. Her goals for the club include giving back with more service hours to the community and introducing two new community service programs this year. Dawn’s year as president started last Monday.


The Poway Elks Club wants to remind parents they are providing a free, nutritious meal to children ages 4-18 on the second Wednesday of every month (yes, that be this Wednesday). Serving time is 5-8 p.m., a speaker is provided and it’s a great place for kids to meet their friends, do homework and eat a good meal. The Elks Club is located at 13219 Poway Rd. Call (858) 748-2543 for more details.


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