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Good News for CASA, North County Humane Society, Cuesta and Arroyo Grande students

Court Appointed Special Advocates has received a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The grant will be used toward operating costs of one of CASA’s programs serving abused and neglected infants and toddlers. Holding the celebratory check are CASA Executive Director Teresa Tardiff and Len Smolburd, foundation grants manager.
Court Appointed Special Advocates has received a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The grant will be used toward operating costs of one of CASA’s programs serving abused and neglected infants and toddlers. Holding the celebratory check are CASA Executive Director Teresa Tardiff and Len Smolburd, foundation grants manager.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo auto dealer Sunset Honda recently donated $1,300 to the North County Humane Society in Atascadero.

The money was raised by the Sunset Honda team based upon the sale of 105 cars in April and May. The funds will be used by NCHS for kitten care, spay and neuter assistance, microchipping, medical care and adoption fees.

In addition to fundraising, Sunset sponsors Pet of the Week, which features NCHS cats in need of new homes.

Cuesta College

Cuesta College students Mia Alexander and Ashley Erden are among 18 community college students from San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties who are recipients of the 2016 Gold Standard Scholarship Award from CoastHills Credit Union.

Each student was awarded $2,500 at a luncheon and an overnight stay at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, which was provided by CoastHills.

Nipomo

The Travis Monk Foundation recently held its second annual Travis Monk Memorial Golf Tournament at Monarch Dunes Golf Club in Nipomo to raise funds for scholarships to benefit students who have chosen a career in the field of agriculture.

A full field of 144 golfers played and a benefit dinner was served with over 200 people in attendance.

In addition, foundation board members Robbie Melero and Nathan Agin attended Arroyo Grande High School’s Senior Awards night and presented Desiree Terrones, Kale Varvel and Emily Sonny with $1,000 scholarships.

The foundation is named for Travis Monk, vineyard manager at Talley Vineyards, who died in 2014 at the age of 28.

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