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John Bribiescas to Receive "Spirit of Charles DeMeo" Award

Since 1991 John and the Schools Plus board have raised over $4 million to sustain vital youth programs that are so important to a well rounded education.

Aug. 7, 2013

John Bribiescas to Receive "Spirit of Charles DeMeo" Award

On Saturday, September 7 John Bribiescas, a long time educator who has dedicated himself to enriching the quality of life in his home town of Santa Rosa, will be awarded the 2013 Spirit of Charles DeMeo Award at Chop’s Teen Club during their during their "Back to the Future…Come Back to Lena’s for the Future of Our Teens" fundraiser gala.

This annual award is in recognition of the extraordinary impact the recipient has made in the community, especially with youth.  The award recognizes the unique contributions the recipient has made through a combination of their volunteer efforts, community leadership and fundraising, resulting in the betterment of our community. It is the goal of Chop’s Teen Club to highlight, recognize and honor these efforts.  The recipient represents the kind of leader our teens can look up to; aspire to emulate, and realize the possibilities for their own lives. Each year, the current recipient will “pass the baton” to the next award recipient.

John Bribiescas served as Chairman of the Santa Rosa High School English Department for 34 years, is a former member of the Chops Board and a current Board Member of Team Swift. 

John is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of GO LOCAL member Schools Plus, a nonprofit organization that raises money for sports, music and art programs in Santa Rosa’s public secondary schools.   Since 1991 John and the Schools Plus board have raised over $4 million to sustain these vital programs that are so important to a well rounded education.

When asked why John works so hard for the children and families of the community John replied, “The simple answer is our kids are important. A community that takes care of its kids is a place most people want to live in or do business.”

Cocktails, hors d' oevres and entertainment begins at 5:30 followed by dinner, the award presentation and dancing.  Tickets are sold out, but a wait list is available.  For more information or to place your name on the wait list for tickets call 707-284-2467.  Chops is located at 509 Adams St. Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 

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