AFFILIATE, BROKER/OFFICE MANAGER & REALTOR® OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Posted by Rick Griffin on Mar 19, 2021 4:16:04 PM

2020 REALTOR, Broker/Office Manager, Affiliate of the year

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of PSAR 2020's Industry Awards, including REALTOR® of the Year, Broker/Office Manager of the Year and Affiliate of the Year.

Honoring PSAR members who empower all REALTORS® through selfless contributions to our industry
(drum roll, please):

2020 REALTOR® of the Year Award recipients:
Rafael Perez, Central
Anthony Andaya, East
Yvonne Cromer, South

2020 Broker/Office Manager of the Year Award recipients:
Lupe Soto, Central
Carey Guthrie, East
Nikki Coppa, South

2020 Affiliate of the Year Award recipients:
Jake Holmes, Central
Ted Przybylek, East
Martha Garcia, South

More Criteria Information and Past Recipients

These award recipients were announced at this week’s online party celebration held in honor of these selfless members and also of the the more than 300 REALTOR® members who recently received a Real Estate Achievement and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) award. The party was hosted by PSAR’s Young Professional Network (YPN) group,

The R.E.A.L. awards program recognized PSAR’s top producing agents and brokers based on sales volume dollars or units sold, including listings or sales units entered into the MLS and closed in 2020. R.E.A.L. awards were presented to PSAR’s top 1%, 3%, 5% and 10% REALTORS®.

The primary mission of the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR) is to empower REALTORS® to achieve their business goals. The R.E.A.L. awards are a tangible recognition of the highest level of REALTORS® business achievement by agents, brokers and teams over the prior year.

“A hearty congratulations to everyone who received a 2020 R.E.A.L. Award plus these special annual award winners,” said Ditas Yamane, 2021 PSAR President. “PSAR's mission is to empower REALTORS® to flourish while being accountable to each other, our clients, and our community. All these award winners embody our mission. I am so very proud of everyone.”

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Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.

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R.E.A.L. Awards Celebration

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 12, 2021 10:05:08 AM

REAL Awards Celebration

R.E.A.L. Awards Celebration!
Thursday, March 18th
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This event has it all and all are welcome!

Don't miss all of the entertainment, cocktails, and opportunity drawings we have planned! You'll also have the chance to network with some of the best fellow real estate professionals in the business. Join us in congratulating and toasting the recipients of the 2020 R.E.A.L. Awards!.

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Nominees and winners of the 2020

Affiliate, Broker and REALTOR®
of the year will be announced at the event!

 

Eric

 

Tune in for some much needed Real Estate Laughs with Eric Gillman!
@EricRidesForHope

Adam

 

 

Our on-call mixologist, Adam Wild, will be showing us how to make some drinks to toast the award winners, so be ready with the following ingredients to follow along and bring your glass!                                                                   @drinksbywild

wine glass

Breakfast Sour

• 2oz Irish Whiskey
• 3/4oz Lemon Juice
• 1tbsp of your favorite Jam

wine glass

French 75

• 1/2oz Lemon Juice
• 1/2oz Simple Syrup
• 1oz Gin
• Top with Champagne

On the call there will be a people's choice award for the
most creative, unique, unusual, drink container!

and....

money

Opportunity Drawing!     
We will have several drawings during the event! To be automatically entered, you must register by Thursday, March 18th at 11am*    
Grand Prize $500 Cash-Money!     

To enter the drawing for the grand prize, you need to go to the @psar_ypn Instagram account or the PSAR YPN Facebook page and find the OPPORTUNITY DRAWING POST (will say in the first line of the caption) and do the following 3 things:

- Like the post
- Tag 3 friends
- Register and attend the event
 
*Grand prize winner MUST be present at the time of the drawing to win.

        What are you waiting for?
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PSAR R.E.A.L. AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted by Ditas Yamane on Feb 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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The Board of Directors, members, and staff of PSAR extend sincere congratulations to the more than 300 PSAR REALTOR® members who are honored with a 2020 Real Estate Achievement and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) award!

The PSAR R.E.A.L. awards program recognizes San Diego county’s top 10 percent PSAR producing agents and brokers who qualified for their awards based on units and/or dollar volume production, coupled with noteworthy industry leadership, in the 2020 business year.

The REAL Awards program provides a platform upon which the high achievers in the San Diego real estate market stand and receive the well-earned recognition of their sphere, peers and the industry as a whole. These leaders are the cream of a realtor crop numbering more than 19,000 in San Diego county.

“A hearty congratulations to everyone who received a 2020 R.E.A.L. Award from PSAR,” said Ditas Yamane, 2021 PSAR President. “To all the award recipients, your award broadcasts the value that you bring to our industry. It is a testament to your achievements and leadership. All of us at PSAR are particularly impressed at the levels of sales reached by those receiving the award for 2020 production, given the very challenging landscape in which everyone had to conduct their business endeavors last year.”

The 2020 PSAR R.E.A.L. Awards Committee members included:

Robert Cromer
Yvonne Cromer
Charmaine Orcino-Gonzales
Lisa Lozoya
Tony Santiago
Amber Tannehill
Zoe Khetani
Ditas Yamane

PSAR staff members assisting the committee included Kevin McElroy and Sally Valdez.

We extend a special thanks to Reshia Guarnotta, who created all the graphics that are used for R.E.A.L. Awards marketing and promotions.

PSAR REALTOR® members received their R.E.A.L Awards based on CRMLS data extracts showing units sold and/or sales dollar volume for residential sales that closed in San Diego in year 2020.

Award recipients, both individuals and teams, who qualified for R.E.A.L. Awards fell into one of the following categories:

• Top 1%, over 30 sides or more than $27,064,246 in volume
• Top 3%, over 18 sides or $14,750,000 in volume
• Top 5%, over 14 sides or $10,834,000 in volume
• Top 10%, over 9 sides or $6,700,900 in volume.

Note that Award recipients are not eligible to receive both an individual and a team award.

PSAR Real Awards 2020

 

 

Names of the Award recipients are appearing in a full-page ad to be published in The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper Sunday, February 28 edition. The ad can be viewed by clicking this pdf.

 

In addition, recipients will be invited to a YPN (Your Professional Network) R.E.A.L. Awards celebration from 4:00 pm to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, over Zoom. This event is a celebration of your 2020 achievements and those of your peers at a fun-filled activity hosted by PSAR's YPN! All REALTORS, brokers, and office personnel are welcome to attend. More details are forthcoming.

The primary mission of the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR) is to empower realtors to achieve their business goals. The R.E.A.L. awards are a tangible recognition of the highest level of realtor business achievement by agents, brokers and teams over the prior year.

PSAR has created a variety of options for sharing news of your accomplishments with your clients, family and friends. They are all stakeholders in the success you have achieved.

Recipients should have received an email with various graphics: an image that can be shared on social media pages (eg, Instagram and Facebook); an email banner for use in your email signature; a Zoom background image.

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PSAR's Mission is to empower Realtors to flourish while being accountable to each other,
our clients, and our community.

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.
Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This class is free of charge.

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR R.E.A.L. AWARDS, FRIDAY, FEB. 12TH

Posted by Ditas Yamane on Feb 10, 2021 4:43:46 PM

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Congratulations the PSAR REALTOR® members who are expected to be honored a PSAR 2020 Real Estate Achievement and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) award.

The PSAR R.E.A.L. Awards program recognizes the top 10 percent PSAR producing agents and brokers in San Diego County who belong to PSAR and who achieved excellence through units or volume production and industry leadership in 2020.

PSAR members are being automatically recognized for a R.E.A.L Award based on CRMLS data on units or sales volume for residential sales that closed in San Diego in 2020.

However, if agents have not received an email from PSAR about the R.E.A.L Awards, and if agents believe they are deserving of recognition, then be advised that the deadline to contact PSAR with your question is midnight, Friday, February 12th.  After reviewing the awards criteria below and your 2020 production qualifies you for an award, please submit your production HERE.

Also, if you did not receive an invitation to receive an award, or if you want submit a new application or to appeal for changes in your award, the deadline to submit your production is midnight, Friday, February 12th and can be done so HERE.

The CRMLS data isn’t perfect. This is not a perfect system. You or your team may have been missed. If you believe you were missed, then please let us know immediately. Listings entered into other MLS systems that share data with CRMLS may be included if transactional proof is provided.  Please see if you qualify using the qualifications below before you submit your production

Both individuals and teams can qualify for a R.E.A.L. Award according to the following categories:

Top 1%, over 30 sides or more than $27,064,246 in volume;
Top 3%, over 18 sides or $14,750,000 in volume;
Top 5%, over 14 sides or $10,834,000 in volume;
Top 10%, over 9 sides or $6,700,900 in volume.

If an agent is supported by a team, the sales data will not reflect that. Only the lead agent will be recognized. Production credit was given only to the primary agent as shown in the CRMLS.

There is an option for a team award instead of an individual award and more information can be found at https://info.psar.org/real-awards.

Percentage rankings include all agents who belong to associations located in San Diego County and production from agents who are members of organizations outside San Diego County, but who listed in the County.

Interested non-members also are invited to join PSAR and apply. Agents from other associations may join PSAR to apply. There are no fees for members to apply. To be recognized, an agent must also be a member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®.

Team awards will be presented to teams in the same categories as individuals. Independent sales agents on a team can apply together for a 1%, 3%, 5% or 10% award and receive an award as a team. Award recipients cannot receive both an individual and a team award.

More details about qualifications for a R.E.A.L. Award can be found here, https://info.psar.org/realawards.

Names of recipients are scheduled to appear in a full-page ad to be published later this month in The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.

For additional questions, contact Kevin McElroy at PSAR, (619) 271-5898, or Kevin@psar.org.


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PSAR's Mission is to empower Realtors to flourish while being accountable to each other,
our clients, and our community.

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.
Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This class is free of charge.

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PSAR REVITALIZES LA MESA RIOT PLOT

Posted by Rick Griffin on Nov 6, 2020 4:30:00 PM

la Mesa Community Rebuilding Grant Project

A group of PSAR members gathered on Friday, October 23rd, in Downtown La Mesa to plant trees and shrubs in a parkway parcel near the site where an historic building once stood. This landmark was destroyed by rioters taking advantage of an initially peaceful demonstration supporting racial equality May of this year.

The participating PSAR members all agreed that the landscaping project experience was meaningful in many ways. They felt proud to be part of an organization that cares about helping the communities in which it does business. And they each were grateful for the opportunity to help a part of their hometown rebuild and revitalize.

La Mesa Revitalization with PSAR

Organized by Tracy Hollingworth, PSAR Government Affairs Director, the event also symbolized PSAR’s ongoing commitment to championing policies and causes that focus on safe and inclusive communities.

Notable participants in the work day effort were La Mesa City Council member Kristine Alessio and PSAR CEO Rich D’Ascoli.

The landscaped parcel is located near Palm Avenue at Allison Avenue, adjacent to an historic building that once housed Randall Lamb Associates, an engineering services firm that operated in that location for 42 years. The building, gutted and burned to the ground by fire ignited by vandalizing and looting arsonists, is now gone. A vacant lot remains in its place.

PSAR Replanting La Mesa

The flora planted by the landscaping team includes bunches of evergreen perennial flowers (Calylophus Drummondii) that bloom bright yellow flowers in spring and summer, plus several magenta red autumn sage shrubs (Salvia Greggi Furmans Red), an attractive and tough drought-tolerant plant that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Also planted were two Forest Pansy trees (Cercis Canadensis) known for their striking foliage of pea-like, rosy-pink flowers and the abundant shade they create.

Hard costs, including the purchase of vegetation, shovels and work gloves, were covered by a Community Rebuilding Grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as part of NAR’s Urban Initiative, which provides funding to assist urban areas in addressing challenges in their communities.

For PSAR members, the experience went beyond the mere planting of flowers and trees. In their own words, they expressed what volunteering for this activity personally meant:

-- “We were all heartbroken by what happened in La Mesa, so to participate in this landscaping project was very important to show everyone how PSAR cares about the communities our members serve,” said Robert Cromer, 2020 PSAR President. “I am so proud of our PSAR members and especially how our Association is supportive of transformational policies that promote fairness, justice and inclusiveness in our communities.” -- Robert Cromer, 2012 PSAR President.

President Robert Cromer and

 â€śI am very proud to be a part of PSAR, an organization that not only cares about the communities its Realtors serve, but whose members go above and beyond by putting a shovel to the ground to help revitalize a community that suffered damage during recent protests.” -- Jan Farley.

-- “I am proud to be a member of PSAR. I recognize the importance for our members to assist in revitalization of urban areas and, in this case, on my city’s local main street. 

My hometown had recently suffered damage during the protests earlier this year. My local bank was burned to the ground and numerous other businesses suffered damage. It was clear our peaceful village was hurting. Our gift was re-beautifying a little corner with trees and drought-tolerant plants. 

Deirdre Bramberg

Hopefully, this will be the first of many rays of light to return to our city. This project was near and dear to my heart as I drive by weekly and see our beautiful little corner come to life. It is important for my real estate community and PSAR to support efforts to heal the damage in La Mesa.” -- Deirdre Bramberg.

-- “I was proud to join my fellow PSAR directors as we restored this little park. I was so glad to see PSAR members helping to beautify this little corner of La Mesa. I’ve lived near La Mesa Village for 20 years, and love our little town. I helped clean up after the rioting last May. I love it when Realtors pitch in to make their communities better.” -- Sean Hillier

-- “It was a great experience to be a part of this project as I grew up in La Mesa and I'm now a homeowner and Realtor in the area. It was very sad to see my hometown being destroyed during the riots, I wanted to help take action and assist in creating the change that so many of us want to see in our communities.  I'm very proud to be a part of PSAR and its efforts to not only help revitalize La Mesa and other Urban Areas but to be involved as PSAR leads the way in building safe and inclusive communities.”  -- Dylan Graham.

-- “I am very proud to be a part of PSAR. I was honored to help with the La Mesa landscape project. I want to be more involved in serving and supporting my community as well as others. I want to make a difference together with PSAR as a team to keep our communities looking beautiful and to encourage our neighbors that we care. We can get through these uncertain times together by keeping the Faith!” -- Katherine Mannin

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At the 2020 Installation Dinner awards were given, and pictures taken

Posted by Rick Griffin on Nov 9, 2019 5:00:00 AM

PSAR 2020 Directors

More than 400 PSAR REALTORS®, affiliates, friends and family members converged on the Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine to enjoy a memorable PSAR Officers Installation Dinner on Nov. 2.

The Installation event celebrated the success of the REALTOR® community with leaders who are committed to serving the industry. The program featured the swearing in of the 2020 PSAR Board of Directors and Robert Cromer as 2020 PSAR President by U.S. Representative Juan Vargas.

Also recognized at the installation were recipients of special awards. These awards targeted three geographical areas in San Diego PSAR, including South, East and Central San Diego County. Recipients included:

-- Merrie Espina, Realtor of the Year, South
-- Julie Lupo, Realtor of the Year, East

-- Shonee Henry, Realtor of the Year, Central

-- Hector Zamaro, Broker of the Year, South
-- Jan Farley, Broker of the Year, East
-- Jason Lopez, Broker of the Year, Central

-- Rhonda Beathard, Affiliate of the Year, South
-- Raymundo Gill, Affiliate of the Year, East
-- Megan Oliva, Affiliate of the Year, Central

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In his message to the members, Cromer stated, “I am really excited about the upcoming year and having the opportunity to build on the success of our Board of Directors, the committees, the staff, and our current and past presidents. This truly could be a break-out year for PSAR. Although we have had almost double-digit growth in membership each of the last two years, there are going to be a lot of changes in the marketplace. We hope San Diego County REALTORS® will find comfort in our culture, our education and our support for REALTORS® and homeownership. We empower REALTORS® to be the best they can be!”

Joining Robert on the PSAR board of directors for the 2020 calendar year beginning Jan. 1, 2020, will be Ditas Yamane as president-elect, Sam Calvano as secretary-treasurer and Robert Calloway as immediate past president. Other REALTOR® members also serving on the 2020 board will include: Mike Anderson, Yvonne Cromer, Carey Guthrie, Sean Hillier, Robert Kilbourne, Jason Lopez, Laurie MacDonald, Peter Mendiola, Norma Scantlin and Mike White. Also serving on the board will be Tony Santiago as an affiliate director.

PSAR is grateful to Shonee Henry, Dennis Ryan and Jan Farley, three PSAR board members whose terms will end December 31, 2019. Farley served as 2018 PSAR President.

In his farewell comments, Robert Calloway said, “Thank you for a wonderful year as PSAR’s 2019 President. PSAR was able to accomplish so many things this year. This was the year of service and our members definitely stepped up and served our Association by committing themselves to our mission of empowering our members. I encourage those members who are not serving on a committee to please take some time and visit a committee where you fit. Finally, I would like to thank the 2019 Officers and Directors for your selfless dedication and service to our Association, and a special thanks to the committee chairs for leading your committees and assisting with following the Association’s strategic plan. I want to welcome the 2020 Leadership Team and Directors and wish you well on your journey. Fair Winds and Following Seas!”

In his message to the members, PSAR CEO Richard D’Ascoli stated: “Even as these critics question the viability of REALTORS® and their associations, PSAR continues to flex its muscles and grow even stronger. We are committed to helping REALTORS® succeed. REALTORS® are thriving because our association is the glue that holds the industry together. Together, with our MLS and our State and National Associations, we provide a platform to support our members’ efforts to build homeownership opportunities.”

PSAR 2020 President Robert Cromer and Famil

Special speakers at the Installation Dinner included Robert and Yvonne Cromer’s two daughters, Hannah and Haley, who spoke to the audience in Spanish. Haley graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in Spanish. She is now working on her Masters at Grand Canyon University. Hannah is a freshman at Creighton University. Both are bilingual.

Also speaking was Jeny Parra, a Cromer family friend. Jeny’s parents and Yvonne’s parents were friends back before both girls were born. Jeny’s late husband Victor was a close friend of Robert. In 2018, Victor passed away from heat stroke during a hike in the Blue Sky Ranch area of Lakeside. He was 47. Victor worked for the San Diego Unified School District as a facilities and equipment supervisor. He was also the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus fraternal council at Chula Vista’s St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. A $1,000 scholarship in Victor’s name was announced at the Installation Dinner.



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DRESS LIKE A ZOMBIE AND JOIN IN THE FUN WHILE SUPPORTING A CHARITY*

Posted by Joyce Evans on Oct 6, 2019 9:45:00 AM

PSAR 5th Annual Zombie 5K run/walk

 

PSAR 5th annual zombie run

                            Register                           

DRESS LIKE A ZOMBIE and JOIN IN THE fun WHILE SUPPORTING a CHARITY!*

It’s time to get your ZOMBIE on! Grab your family, friends and pets and get ready to walk or run for charity at the 5th annual Zombie 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Rohr Park, 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita. The Zombie 5k is presented by the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®. This fundraiser is open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend.

Zombie Run PSARParticipants are invited to dress up in their best zombie attire, or you can just come as you are. Dress like a zombie and join in the fun while supporting the charity. Halloween costumes are welcomed too. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the three-mile run-walk will begin at 9 a.m.
Entry fee is $10 for adults and children over age 5.

A contest will be held for best-dressed pet and child. Additional activities will include face painting, a jumpy inflatable, food, trick-or-treat booths and a raffle with prizes.

PSAR 5th Annual Zombie Run

The PSAR Charity Committee is inviting all PSAR members to gather your family and friends together to compete in this fun event. The Zombie 5K, held in partnership with John and Susan Carroll, is a fundraiser to benefit cancer screenings at San Ysidro Health Center. This year’s organizers include Robert Cromer, Laurie McDowell, Rhonda Beathard and Juliet Montoya. 

PSAR zombie run October 12 Sponsors include Rhonda Beathard with Guild Mortgage, Juliette Montoya-Cesena with Bay Equity Home Loans, Chris Aguilar with NixTerminte, Juanita Adame with Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Cromer Team, Raymundo Gill with Aftermath Exterminating, Ted Przybylek with Rancho Ted, Kasem Abdulla with Edward Jones, Ricardo Ruffo with Mission Federal Credit Union, Michael Cabradilla with Legal Shield/Sureflow Entertainment, Alex Chua with Minuteman Press, California Signs and Marketing, Momi Gonzalez, Lily Molina and Phana Par with Caliber Home Loans. 

Last year’s 4th annual event raised $4,000. The event was a lot of fun and organizers received rave reviews from participants.

*PSAR in Partnership with John and Susan Carroll,
proceeds from the event will go to benefit San Ysidro Health. 

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Sat, October 12, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Check-in at 7:30am

Rohr Park | 4548 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902

                            Register                           

Or call 619-421-7811 to register by phone

 


 

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Don't miss the Installation AND AWARDS Dinner

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 24, 2019 2:42:52 PM
PSAR Insallation Dinner and Awards

PSAR Installation Dinner and Awards

Casino Night at Viejas

Saturday, November 2nd

Happy Hour 5:30 pm-7:00 pm | Dinner to start at 7:00 pm sharp.


Viejas Casino - Oak Ballroom | 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA, 91901

~ SOLD OUT ~

 

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Grab your family, friends, and pets - run/walk for charity

Posted by Joyce Evans on Sep 12, 2019 3:45:22 PM

PSAR 5th Annual Zombie 5K run/walk

PSAR 5th Annual Zombie Run

 

Zombie run/walk to benefit San Ysidro Health

Sat, October 12, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Check-in at 7:30am

Rohr Park | 4548 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902

DRESS LIKE A ZOMBIE and JOIN IN THE fun WHILE SUPPORTING a CHARITY!*

Activities include: 
Face painting, trick-or-treat, games, prizes, awards,
kids & pets costume contest, and a raffle.
Don't forget to bring money for the raffle!

Entrance fee*: $10 Adults and children over 5 | Children under 5 are FREE

*PSAR in Partnership with John and Susan Carroll,
proceeds from the event will go to benefit San Ysidro Health. 

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Sign up before Sept. 30th, and receive a FREE t-shirt

                            Register                           

Or call 619-421-7811 to register by phone

 


 

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