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2010 Community of Character Awards

Chris Miller, founding chairman of the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group, which raises funds, collects supplies and sends hundreds of care packages to those in the military from Pleasanton who are serving in the Gulf and Afghanistan.

Dr. Pushpa P. Dalal for her support of cancer patients and their families as the Vigil Volunteer Coordinator for Hope Hospice and as a volunteer for Axis Community Health. Besides providing pre-natal support to low income patients at Axis, she teaches volunteers hands on skills in helping families cope with a loved one who is dying.

Bob Athenour, a founder and board member of the Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City Association and chairman of the Wheelchair Committee of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, where he has been a member for 27 years. His group has provided more than 3,500 wheelchairs to those in need in Mexico and South America.

George A. Spiliotopoulos Invitational Tournament (GASIT) was established 40 years ago to honor G.A. Spiliotopoulos and his dedication to the community. Since 1986, 190 Pleasanton students have been awarded scholarships totaling $742,950. With another $267,560 currently banked for pending scholarship commitments, the organization's Committee of Friends has raised more than $1,000,000.

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