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Vote to Give Fair Oaks Park A Fresh New Basketball Court!

Posted: 4/17/2012

Fair Oaks – The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District is going out for a grant to resurface the basketball court at Fair Oaks Park and we need your support!

The top three parks with the most votes will receive a grant to help refresh a local basketball court on behalf of Sprite® and Raley’s.

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Each person can vote once, every day until April 25th. Please tell a friend. Go to and vote!

Christian Brothers Senior Wins US Junior Olympic National Champonship

Posted: 3/29/2012

Hallsten’s victory placed him on the United States National Team that will compete for the World Championship in Moscow
Hallsten’s victory placed him on the United States National Team that will compete for the World Championship in Moscow.

SACRAMENTO – John Hallsten, a senior at Christian Brothers High School defeated club team mate Kaito Streets to claim the Gold Medal in the Junior (under 20) Men’s Saber National Championship at the 2012 Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The win followed a club victory for the Junior Team Men’s Saber National Championship. The Team Saber Championship was the second consecutive Junior Olympic team Gold Medal for the Carmichael based Hristov Csikany Fencers.

Hallsten’s victory placed him on the United States National Team that will compete for the World Championship in Moscow the first week of April. For the team victory Hallsten was joined by Christian Brothers junior Kalan Miurelle as well as Streets and Isaac Buchwald of El Granada, California.

“What a great weekend” stated Mihaly Csikany, team coach. “First a second consecutive team championship on Friday followed my John’s Gold Medal on Saturday”.

John Hallsten has verbally committed to Notre Dame and Kaito Streets has verbally committed to Penn State pending NCAA signing dates in April. Hristov Csikany Fencers is a competitive fencing club located in Carmichael. The club offers a full range of fencing instruction from beginners through Olympians. For more information contact Kristiyan Hristov at (847) 902-3951 or Mihaly Csikany at (916) 529-2165.

For more information about fencing see the official website of the United States Fencing Association.

River Cats To Host Annual Winter Wonderland

Toy Donations Accepted at Raley Field On Deck Shop
Posted: 12/1/2011

WEST SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento River Cats will host families in need from local non-profit organizations at the eighth annual Winter Wonderland on Thursday, December 8, from 3-6 p.m. at Raley Field. As part of this holiday celebration, the River Cats are collecting toys and gifts that will be presented to the children attending the event. River Cats partner Supercuts will provide free haircuts to attendees.

Toy donations can be made at the Raley Field On Deck Shop (Hours: M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed weekends). New, unwrapped toys suitable for children ages 16 and under are requested. Interact clubs from the greater Sacramento region will also collect toys, along with area Macy’s employees. In an effort to spread holiday cheer and the spirit of giving, the River Cats host the annual Winter Wonderland at Raley Field. The event is designed specifically for children and families in need in the Sacramento community. The baseball-themed wonderland offers activities such as holiday learning stations, seasonal craft projects, ballpark food and gifts.

More than 2,000 people attended the 2010 Winter Wonderland, and more than 2,000 families in the greater Sacramento area have benefited from this program since its inception in 2003.For more information about Winter Wonderland and the toy drive visit or call (916) 376-4676.

The Sacramento River Cats begin their 2012 home schedule on Friday, April 13, when they host their Interstate 80 rivals, the Reno Aces (Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks) at Raley Field, at 7:05 p.m. To purchase 2012 River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans and group outings, call the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). In their first 12 seasons, the River Cats have won two Triple-A championships, four Pacific Coast League championships and 10 South Division championships. No other major American sports team has won 10 division titles in that span.


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