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Omari Travis Clinches First Place and Earns Esteemed Title of Pokémon Regional Champion
After a weekend of head-to-head Pokémon video game battles, Omari Travis of Antioch, earned the esteemed title of Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2014 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships. Held in Long Beach, CA on January 18th and 19th, Omari is among only five Masters Division Winter Regional video game Champions from across North America to earn the esteemed title. The Winter Regional Championships is the second of three Regional tournaments taking place throughout the U.S. and Canada in the 2014 Pokémon Championship Series season including the Spring Regional Championships taking place in April 2014. Players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking after the Spring Regional Championships will earn Travel Awards to compete at the 2014 Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis this summer.
“Congratulations to all of the Pokémon Winter Regional Champions and a special thank you to the thousands of family, friends and Pokémon fans who attended the five events throughout North America,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Winter Regionals brought out a strong turnout of competitive players and we look forward to what’s in store for the rest of the season, including the Pokémon TCG State Championships and Spring Regional Championships.”
Players of all ages and skills are encouraged to participate in Organized Play events. For more information on future tournaments including dates, locations, prizes, and tournament rules and regulations, visit www.pokemon.com/play.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.
By Allen Payton
Hundreds of people from the Bay Area and beyond participated in the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch’s 37th Annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, around the Contra Loma Reservoir, on Saturday, December 14.
The event is a fundraiser for local causes, including the Antioch library. Co-founded and still co-sponsored by Antioch’s own Tom Torlakson, the current State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the day included 10K, 3-mile and 1-mile races, with overall winners for each race, as well as based on age categories.
While Jennifer Derego, age 34 of Brentwood won the 10K race with a time of 41 minutes 28.61 seconds, four Antioch runners placed in the top ten: J
arrod Aghily, age 17 placed 6th, Arkady Sanderson, age 16 placed 7th, William Pace, age 20 placed 8th and Itai Mordo, age 28, placed 10th.
The youngest runner to win in an age category was Antioch’s Isabella Laspina, age 10, finishing 20th overall, with a time of 58:30.78 in the Females 13 & Under and Ben Elies, age 13 also of Antioch, who finished 15th overall, with a time of 56:52.83 in the Male 13 & Under category.
In the 3-Mile Run and Walk, Brentwood’s Eric Morford, age 20 with a time of 16:20.40. Antioch’s William Berger, age 27 took 3rd.
The youngest winner for the Boys 9 & Under was Jaylin Cobbs, age 9 of Antioch and Girls 9 & Under was Mariela Torres, age 6 also of Antioch.
For complete results, visit www.holidayrun.org/results.
Race Overview and Welcome
Dear Friends, Sponsors, and Fitness Enthusiasts:
We know you will enjoy the 37th Anniversary of the Holiday Run and Walk for Health and Health Fair in Antioch, coming on December 14, 2013. We invite you to participate in this year’s run, walk & health fair. Use this event as a goal for increasing your own personal fitness and energy—and that of your family!
Three decades! This event is the longest “running” fitness event in East Contra Costa—and is one of the earliest and most steadfast events promoting fitness and clean living in Northern California. It’s been possible to carry on this tradition and spread this message due to the generous support of sponsors and the tireless energy of hundreds of volunteers. If you’d like to join our planning committee for 2014, let us know. We need your ideas and help.
We welcome your feedback. We’re always looking to improve and expand. As a result of our generous sponsors, the recent event proceeds benefited the Orin Allen Rehabilitation Center, local youth groups and service clubs, Contra Costa County Schools and Contra Costa Libraries, and Senior Centers. Those awards were given at the Annual Awards Breakfast held in February! This year we will continue to offer similar benefits to our great local organizations.
The Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta invites you to share this unique health awareness and fitness action event in 2013…Join in on the fun & the health of it! Click here to download a race registration form or click here to register on-line!
For more information, please visit http://holidayrun.org.
See you on Saturday!
|Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta
37th Holiday Run and Walk for Health
Holiday Run and Walk for Health Race History
In 1977, current California State Superintendent of Public Education, Tom Torlakson, a teacher and coach at Pacific High School, and Mike Hurd, the Antioch High School Cross Country coach during the 1970s, decided to pull together a new East County event. One in which their runners could participate after the Cross Country season ended, and one that would involve their community more in running.
In the 2nd year, Torlakson approached Clark Gelhaus—a teacher as well as a swimming instructor and fitness enthusiast—and the Delta Kiwanis Club to help with the event. Both the Kiwanis and Gelhaus enthusiastically embraced the Holiday Run.
The event’s organizers have continued to expand and transform the event to make it enjoyable and meaningful for participants.
A 10K race was added by 1979. In the 1980s, the race was moved up to Raley’s Shopping Center to take advantage of the nearby Contra Costa Canal trail. In 1987, the Holiday Run’s “School Participation Challenge” was initiated as a way to get younger students involved in the race and fitness.
In 1991, the race moved to the nearby Delta Memorial Hospital, now Sutter Delta Medical Center, allowing the use of their facilities for race headquarters. The walk was added to attract parent participation, seniors, and the growing number of recreational walkers.
In 1995, Delta Kiwanis made the Byron Boys Ranch—recently renamed the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Center—a targeted beneficiary of the financial proceeds of the event. Youth groups remain major beneficiaries to this day. A health fair was added and in 1997 our name evolved once again, to the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health.”
New participation challenges were also added. A Libraries Challenge gave our wonderful local libraries the opportunity to become beneficiaries of the event. Though their participation, libraries are awarded funds to buy up-to-date materials on fitness and nutrition.
In 2006, the Holiday Run and Walk for Health moved to the Contra Loma Regional Park with the cooperation of the East Bay Regional Parks District. This spectacular location was well received by a record-number of runners in its first three years.
We have worked together to celebrate three decades of family fun and fitness! We continue to believe that the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health” has great potential to grow and bring its message of fitness and family health to hundreds of others in our community
By Allen Payton
Delta RC Hobbies has opened a new, indoor, asphalt track at it’s store in Antioch. That allows races to gain greater speeds than on their dirt tracks.
Located at 1400 West 10th Street, across from the County Fairgrounds, Delta RC is a full service radio control hobby retail store.
“We currently have four courses or tracks and hold racing events on a weekly basis,” owner Kraig Terazono said. “We strive to create a family fun atmosphere and cater to all levels of the RC hobby from the backyard basher to an expert level competitor.”
The other courses are located in the back of the fairgrounds, accessible off L Street at 18th Street, and behind the little league baseball fields off W. 10th Street in Antioch – across from the store.
Delta RC Hobbies also carries a full line of RC helicopters, boats, airplanes and accessories.
A calendar of events and weekly racing schedule can be viewed on their website at www.deltarc.com.
The retail store is open seven days a week with hours Monday through Friday 11am to 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call them with any questions you might have at 925-778-2966.
Children with a broad range of disabilities will have the opportunity to reel in a good time and a lifetime of memories as they join enthusiastic volunteers at the “Catch a Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids event.
Saturday, June 15 from 8 am – 1:30 pm
Brannan Island State Recreation Center
FEATURES & FESTIVITIES:
C.A.S.T. for Kids offers children from 7-16 years old with special needs and terminal illnesses an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing and boating, and encourages continued participation by developing fishing skills for the kids and their parents.
The free event provides a day of fishing on a boat, onshore activities, and a BBQ lunch.
Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, a hat and a commemorative plaque.
California State Assemblyman Jim Frazier will make a special appearance at the event.
Spartan Bass Club and local fishermen will provide fishing boats and their expertise. The BBQ lunch will be provided by the Kiwanis International. Cal Fire will provide emergency services for the event.
Martin Gerber, C.A.S.T. Event Coordinator; 916-376-9614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrrgh, matey! Come on over and enjoy acres of swimming and fun in the pools and water slides at the Antioch Water Park, this summer, starting Saturday, May 25th during Memorial Day weekend.
May 25th, May 26th, May 27th, June 1st, June 2nd, August 17th, August 18th, August 24th, August 25th, August 31st, September 1st & September 2nd
REGULAR SEASON OPENS JUNE 6th
June 6th – August 13th
11am – 6pm Saturday – Thursday
11am – 7pm Friday
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays $14
Monday – Friday $12
Daily after 4pm $6
Senior & Active Military $6
2013 Season Passes Available
Enjoy unlimited visits to the Antioch WaterPark 2013 Treasure Island Summer Season.
Antioch Resident: First 3 $65ea/$48.75 with discount
Additional: $55 ea/$$41.25 ea with discount
Non- Resident: First 3 $70 ea/$52.50 ea with discount
Additional: $60 ea/$45ea with discount
Group Rates Available
10 or more guest ~ 3 day advance purchase
Monday – Friday: $10
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: $12
50 or more large groups
Monday – Friday $9
The Antioch Water Park is located at 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531, across from Deer Valley High School, between Deer Valley Road and Hillcrest Avenue.
For more information and a brochure, click here.