Lynn Zambrano, daughter Sofie, Jaime Farrar, her son, Danny, Charlotte Kobayashi plus nine of the Ukulele Band players joined in the 5K walk/run around the Marin Civic Center grounds for a brisk walk or run to raise funds for music – ukulele education for elementary school teachers to teach 4th graders to play ukulele.
Corporate Visions Inc. co-sponsored the Corporate Visions Team with San Rafael Elks Lodge #1108, partnering to also raise funds for veterans families and activities supported by the San Rafael Elks. Our goal was to raise $3000 – we exceeded and raised $3500, which will be distributed between the two projects – music education and veterans. A booth shared by 3 organizations – the San Rafael Elks Lodge #1108, SharedHope for Sex/Human Trafficking Prevention, and Corporate Visions, Inc. raffled off two Makala soprano ukuleles, donated by The Magic Flute Music Store in NorthGate Shopping Mall.
One of the recipients, 9 year old Tomas, proudly shows his win – Makala ukulele. He happens to be a 3rd grader in one of the schools with a ukulele music program taught by one of our Ukulele Friends Ohana members. It was an easy, fun course, for all levels of walkers and runners, with perfect climate, and a group of bag pipes players starting it off to create just the right atmosphere for a vigorous walk or run- dogs included! This is definitely an event to be considered for 2018! [By Charlotte Kobayashi]