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July 24, 2012 > Travis Amsbaugh Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament

Travis Amsbaugh Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament

Submitted By Jim Uhlik, VFW 9601

Approximately fifty people visited the Adobe Arts Center's bocce ball courts for the second annual Travis Amsbaugh Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday, July 7 to help raise funds for the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial (CVVM) currently under construction at Castro Valley Community Park to honor veterans and serving members of the nation's six branches of the armed services.

The Travis Amsbaugh Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament was established in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Travis M. Amsbaugh who was born and raised in Castro Valley and passed away in a car accident on September 1, 2011. His family has made a substantial donation to the CVVM as part of his legacy and in his memory. For more about Travis, visit and

Donations are still needed for the CVVM - $200 will allow a veteran to put his/her name on one of the six Memorial service stones; $100 will allow veterans, civilians and businesses to have a brick paver at the Memorial.

"VFW and CVVM are still looking for donors to help pay for the Memorial," stated Michael L. Emerson, the Memorial's designer and Build Manager. "We need to establish a fund to ensure the Memorial is properly maintained and cared for once construction has finished."

To donate and learn more about the Castro Valley Veterans' Memorial, visit

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