Name Dropping Feb 15 2009 Bill Leunis Wins 39Closest To The Pin 2009: Charities Won

Name Dropping Feb 15 2009 Bill Leunis wins 39Closest to the Pin

The three other charities that won spots in the Shoot-Out were Frank Pieper for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services 1 foot, 5 inches,
Brandon Robinson for Beacon House 1 foot, 7.5 inches and Anthony Valdez for SPCA for Monterey County 1 foot, 8 inches. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation hosts the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am annual golf tournament, which raises funds to improve the quality of life on the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas by funding organizations and programs that demonstrate the greatest positive effect. This year’s tournament is this weekend. Celebrating over 30 years of service, Hospice of Santa Cruz County offers compassion, expert medical care, comfort and grief support to patients, families and members of our community facing the end of life. Supporting agricultural causes International Institute for Ecological Agriculture IIEA announced today that its executive director, permaculture and biofuels expert David Blume, received the American “We presented our Truth in Agricultural Journalism award to Mr. Blume for his insight, integrity, and knowledge and for his courage to be unbiased, impartial and honest in his commitment to families on the land,” said Pam Horwitz, executive director of the American Corn Growers Association. “We encourage and support Mr. Blume’s efforts. He is doing good and vital work on behalf of farmers and the American populace.” Blume’s “Alcohol Can Be a Gas!” has ranked as’s top-selling automotive book and sustainable agriculture book for the last six months and is providing a foundation for the revitalization of rural America through the development of new agricultural and renewable energy jobs. ACGA and FarmAid are promoting Blume’s educational outreach workshops as part of a program to help prevent the collapse of America’s independent farming industry.
In addition to the ACGA award, whose recent recipients include Michael Pollan, Ed Maxiner and Alan Guebbert, Coast to Coast Radio selected a David Blume interview from among hundreds of shows it aired last year as one its “Best of 2008” programs. The entire three-hour interview with host George Noory will be rebroadcast periodically in the coming year .

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