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July 24, 2012

Race for the Ring a Huge Success

On Saturday July 14, 2012, the 4th annual Race for the Race was a huge success! Teams of two raced around Downtown and midtown Sacramento solving riddles and clues in hopes of winning nine unique rings. These amazing prizes were provided by Rogers Jewelry Company.

I had the opportunity to interview Kim Molesworth, who selected the rings from Rogers Jewelry Company for this year’s Race for the Ring winners. Kim has worked at Rogers Jewelry Company since 1985. Kim said, “ This year we are trying something new. We are offering the grand prize team their choice of 9 different rings with a value of $4,200 to $5,500. They can select a ring to suit their lifestyle choosing from beautiful engagement rings, anniversary bands or gemstone rings.

The incredible selection of rings for the first place team.

I asked Kim what she thought about the new ring choice for the winners, and she said, “I think there are some beautiful selections to choose from.... and with the option of choosing from 9 rings, the winner should be very happy with their prize!!!”

As the event drew closer, the excitement built in Sacramento, for participants, sponsors and volunteers. Kim was equally intrigued to see how the event would turn out. “This is my first year that I’m personally attending the event so I’m pretty excited to be part of it,” shared Kim.  

“Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is such a worthy cause and we’re happy to continue with the Race for the Ring event to benefit their programs this year. After the event, we hope that everyone is inspired to join us and support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services now and throughout the year."

Kim and others from Rogers Jewelry Company were pleased with the great turnout of over 300 individuals and the first place team was thrilled with their prize. Click here to see great photos from the day.
The grand prize winner selects her ring from nine beautiful styles.

Submitted by Maria Garcia, Junior Journalist volunteer for SFBFS

July 5, 2012

Kids to Work Day at Intel

Each year, Intel hosts a Kids to Work Day for its employees and students who participant in Computer Clubhouse programs. Employees bring their children to work to tour the facility, check out new and upcoming technologies, science experiments and demonstrations. Some of the activities included robotics, video games, making instant snow and clouds and much more. For the past 3 years, Intel also invites children in the Computer Clubhouse to partake in the event, giving youth at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) opportunities to explore career and educational options. Each Clubhouse student is paired with a mentor who is typically an intern or RCG (Recent College Graduate), who takes them on a personal tour and engages in all activities, one on one. 

Clubhouse youth from SFBFS took this trip to Intel on June 26, 2012, one day after the summer program started. The Clubhouse has 15 new kids who just started the program and most of them were really shy. Everyone went on the field trip to have fun and learn something new. Intel showed the students lots of cool things including a magnetic accelerator, instant snow, clouds in a bottle, robotics and video games testing. Erisan Torres said, “This field trip was fun and awesome!” Not only was this field trip fun and awesome, it provided an educational opportunity to see how robotics are built and program.

The next day many of the students were not as shy as the first day in the program. Youth Education Technology Assistant Kelly Ann Adams said, “Intel’s Kids to Work Day field trip was a nice introduction for the teen to Intel Computer Clubhouse.”

Written by Maria Garcia, volunteer Junior Journalist at SFBFS