Bill Walton

SYCUAN CASINO TO DONATE $50,000 TO BILL WALTON ON BEHALF OF CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

 

East County News Service

March 18, 2016 (El Cajon) - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton will be at Sycuan Casino this weekend accepting a $50,000 donation from Sycuan Casino on behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The donation is a part of the casino’s promise to the organization to donate at least 5% of its GameDay Sports Bar & Grill’s annual sales.

WHO'S BEEN NAUGHTY AND WHO'S BEEN NICE?

 

December 27, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice among this year’s headline makers? Our editorial staff has been making our list and checking it twice.

Here are our nominees for the naughtiest—and nicest—newsmakers of the year in 2014 who had an impact on our region. (Note: We don't include people charged with or convicted of felonies, as major crimes will be included in our "top news stories of 2014” that will be posted in a few days.)

A HERO WITH A HEART: BILL WALTON CHAMPIONS DRIVE TO BUILD GYM FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN LA MESA

 

Hear highlights of Bill Walton's inspirational speech, originally aired on East County Magazine's radio show on KNSJ 89.1 FM,  here:  http://kiwi6.com/file/rdlekk220f

By Miriam Raftery

July 26, 2014 (La Mesa)—NBA Hall of Famer and former Helix High School superstar Bill Walton is best known for his exceptional achievements on the basketball court.  But he’s also proud to be in the boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame, and knows first-hand the importance of positive role models. 

So now he’s leading efforts to raise funds to build a Bill Walton Gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club in La Mesa, giving back to the children in this community, where mentors before him helped young Walton to achieve his dreams.  On Thursday, Walton delivered an inspiration speech at the Boys and Girls Club’s new Brady Family Clubhouse. 

“What great leaders do is inspire pride and loyalty,” said Walton.  “Loyalty is that human attribute that allows us as a community to come together and be part of a team—and to realize that what we have is so special, as a result of our caring about what goes on.  It’s not about us; it’s about these young children here who just have these fantastic smiles…who are just so full of dreams and full of hope.”

LA MESA ROLLS OUT CENTENNIAL

By Mia Myklebust

February 17, 2012 (La Mesa)--Gold and blue balloons spotted the La Mesa Village Plaza this past Tuesday for the kick-off of the yearlong La Mesa Centennial celebration.

The crowd waited expectantly, cameras in hand, for a special blue Centennial trolley wrapped in historical photos.  A band played old-time tunes as the trolley rolled into the station and the Centennial committee, along with Mayor Art Madrid and the City Council, disembarked.

VIEJAS CASINO WILL HOST CELEBRITY SLOT TOURNAMENT TO PROFIT LOCAL SALVATION ARMY NOV. 28


November 20, 2011 (Alpine) -- Viejas Casino will host a Celebrity Slot Tournament on Monday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m. with 100% of the winnings donated to the local Salvation Army.