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Milestone Celebration For Coach Giffen of Clovis High

Terry Giffen is currently in his 36th year of coaching. 

Wednesday night, September 17th, Clovis High Water Polo is playing Clovis East @ CHS. That will be Coach Giffen’s 1000th game coached.  Only a handful of water polo coaches nationally reach this milestone.

 Coach Giffen started his career by opening up CW (1 season only). He then moved on to Hoover High School where he coached multiple All-Americans and won several Valley Championships.  He eventually moved on to Clovis High where he continued to produce All-American/Collegiate athletes.  Here’s Coach Giffen at a glance:

 -740 wins

-Coached in 19 CIF Title Games

-Won 9 CIF Titles

-Won 18 League Titles

-Coached for 36 years

-Wednesday night will be his 1000th game coached


Coach Giffen is described as a man who  strongly emphasizes giving back to the sport.

The game starts at 6:15 P.M.

VA Central California Homeless Veterans Summit June 27

The VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS) will host a Homeless Veterans Summit on Friday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Auditorium.

The purpose of the summit is to enhance and develop strategies while strengthening community partnerships for Veterans and their families, who are experiencing homelessness. The summit will bring together key stakeholders and community partners with the goal of developing a synchronous working plan for addressing the needs of Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness residing in the Fresno area as well as other communities served by VACCHCS.

"The VA offers the full spectrum of services for homeless Veterans. From housing and health care to rehabilitation and employment – we are here to support Veterans in living productive and meaningful lives," said Wessel Meyer, Acting Director VACCHCS.”

Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair - May 29

Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair - May 29

Our Annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, May 29th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be held at a new location from last year (back in Clovis). The job fair will be free to ALL jobseekers, veterans and non-veterans. Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested and I have attached an updated flyer that you can post or share.

ALL JOB SEEKERS are welcome to attend.

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Clovis Veterans Memorial Facility
808 4th St.
Clovis, CA 93612

Valley Man Hit Lotto Jackpot

Valley Man Hit Lotto Jackpot

Central Valley Man Fields Dreams Following

$3.25 Million Lottery Win


SACRAMENTO – A new car. A new house? Those are all things you expect to hear from someone describing their plans after winning the Lottery. However, Salvador Marquez sees even bigger things in his family’s future following his surprise win.


Marquez hit the top prize on a $5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® ticket he purchased at a gas station in Fresno County. (You can see a scanned image of his winning ticket below, complete with the word “LIFE” on line one.) That’s $3.25 million! Marquez will have the option of selecting a lump sum payment of $1.9 million or weekly payments of $2,500 a week for 25 years. Either way, his newfound wealth is automatically exposing a wealth of opportunity that simply wasn’t there earlier.


Help A Family Honor Their Daughter's Wishes

Help A Family Honor Their Daughter's Wishes

Brittany Wilkinson's wish was to help people understand Mitochondrial Disease, and show compassion to people of all abilities. Now, her family and legion of friends carry on that wish. She brought awareness all the way to Washington DC, became the Youth Ambassador for The United Mitochondria Disease Foundation, helped bring awareness to our Central Valley communities with Mito Week every September, and touched the lives with her Grace, Hope and unwaivering Faith. 

You are invited to help continue that wish. KMPH FOX 26's Kim Stephens MC's this event every year. There is a delicious dinner with compelling and interresting speakers, along with a generous raffle and many alluring silent auction items. 

Help A Family Honor Their Daughter's Wishes

Help A Family Honor Their Daughter's Wishes

Nominate An Outstanding Senior Citizen

The search is on for California’s outstanding senior volunteers.

The Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for the many contributions they make in their communities.

Nominations and votes for deserving seniors will be accepted from Jan. 15 through March 1, 2014. The winner in each state will receive $500 and one national winner will receive $5,000 to donate to the winners’ charities of choice. To learn about the 2013 outstanding senior volunteer from California go to http://www.salutetoseniorservice.com/volunteer-contest/entries/pat-s-2/