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August 31, 2004 > One Bear Update

One Bear Update

by Karen L. Kadaja

Bear Party 2004! This exciting event on July 17th resulted in 426 Teddy Bears and Friends for League of Volunteers; this did not include the donation bids from the silent auctions. The total number of received donations from the silent auctions was 746, bringing the number of donated Teddys and Friends to LOV to 1,172, delivered to LOV representatives on August 16, 2004. Thank you to all who gave of your time and your teddys and friends, your support and effort is what made this happen.

Special guests and visitors included: DeVon Hardin, 2004 Newark Memorial Honors Graduate; James Hundon (and son Jalen) from the Arena Bowl XVIII Champion San Jose SaberCats; Union City Police and Police Explorers, City of Fremont Fire Station #3 personnel including Captain Higgins, Rich Simon and Bob Care; Tom Grappone from the City of Newark, Hayward Storytellers, Minerva's Catering and Restaurant, Kiowa Rose, Kiwanis Club of Fremont; Mayor Gus Morrison, Chief Craig Steckler and Planning Commissioner Bob Wieckowski.

Many thanks also go to the owners/management/staff of Cloverleaf Family Bowl; Heritage Bank; Detective Brandon Hayward and Officer Wayne Chapman from the Union City Police Department, Chief Randy Ulibarri - Chief of Police, City of Union City; Amir and Walnut Cleaners in Fremont; Party America - Union City - Carolyn and Jackie; Kevin from Studio 57, simply wow!!!; Dr. Bearwell, Clay Pimentel; Super Wendy, our friend from the ArenaBowl XVIII Champion San Jose SaberCats; Harmony Foods for the Organic Vegetarian Gummy Bears - yummy yum yum!; Linda Ashley and Gloria Davis from the Newark Chamber of Commerce; Kathy from Balloons to GoGo in Niles; Bill and Sharon Marshak (Tri-City Voice); Steve Waterhouse (The Argus); Robert J. Devincenzi (Fremont Bulletin); Andrea Finley; Bill Cody - Assistant Fire Chief, City of Newark Fire Department; Bob Care, Firefighter, City of Fremont Fire Department; Bob Wieckowski; Burt Gallegus; Cari Murray; Craig Steckler - Chief of Police, City of Fremont; David Higgins, Fire Captain, City of Fremont Fire Department; David Lee; David Perry; Fire Station #3, Fremont Fire Department; Frank Morrison; Gloria Ritchie; Jim and Laurieann Olsen; John Becker, Assistant City Manager, City of Newark; Joseph Bacon; Ken Becker; KOHL Radio; Nesly Moquette; Newark Rotary; Dr.Marvin Mah; Pam Mah; Pat and Denise Barry; Pat Danielson; Patricia-Steve-Shawn Bagley; Ray Samuels - Chief of Police, City of Newark; Rich Simon, Firefighter, City of Fremont Fire Department; Robert Nelson - Police Captain, City of Fremont; Tish Marquez, Fremont Police Department; Tom Grappone - Hazardous Materials Specialist - City of Newark Fire Department; Tony Connell - Battalion Chief, City of Newark Fire Department; and an extra special friend of The One Bear Project, Megan and Mike!

Finally, please remember The One Bear Project is always looking for wayward Teddys and Friends; please contact us at or at our mailing address of PO Box 2657 Fremont, CA 94536-0657.

We thank you for your participation in Helping Heal Hearts One Bear at a Time!

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