2012 Wine Tasting and Silent Auction: 
The 2012 fundraiser was a great success - thanks to all of YOU!!!
 On June 16th, 2012, friends, family and scholarship supporters gathered at the Garons 
for another successful event. This year's event featured an Olympic theme, with Greek-themed food, 
wines from a variety of countries and, of course, the good old USA!  
There were great  items for auction; door prizes, the signature "blind tastings" 
and even the Olympic Torch Bearer!.  We added a blinded "soda" tasting. . 
for the non- wine drinkers! In addition, Mike Votaw led a Miata-run preceding the event.  
Tasting winners - 1st:Holly Bourda (she donated the prize BACK!) - 2nd: Wendy Ruhm - 3rd: Lance

2011 was the first ever: Wine Tasting and Silent Auction !
The event received great reviews (so great,we keep repeating it!): A fun afternoon with food, good wines, 
blind tastings (a contest!), prizes and Silent Auction. Attendees enjoyed it so much, they asked us to

repeat it in 2012 (and so we are!) 
Gary Scott, of Ramona and the Miata Club, was the Grand Prize winner for the wine tasting. 

2010 Major fundraiser: World Cup/Car Rally - Sunday, June 13, 2010

  • This event was put on in conjunction with the San Diego Miata Club, 
as well as the Garon - Balderrama extended families.  
  • Four teams of cars (and drivers) : England, Brazil, New Zealand and Germany 
"competed" in the Rally - which was a great success and helped us give out four 
scholarships this year! 
  • The Champions were New Zealand, but everyone did a great job and had fun. 
  • The England team, decked out in uniforms, balls, whistles, cheers, won the 
  • Special Recognition for their team spirit.  




2014: Festo do Brasil was another great fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who participated!
2015: California Dreamin' was a celebration of some great California traditions  . . with a good time had by all .. and money raised for scholarships!
2016: Fundraiser was another great day. . .it was held at the Booze Brothers in Vista- and again helped us raise money for EIGHT more scholarships!
2013 WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION on June 29 - was not only great fun. . ..but also great success!
Wine Tasting winners: -  1st place: Dan Garcia - 2nd place: Susan Smith
Soda Tasting winners: - 1st place: Jan Fredericks - 2nd place: Kari Streeter
2017:  we again had another great fundraiser. This year's had a Western theme and was back at the "Garon Corral".   With the help of all the cowboys and cowgirls who attended, we were again able to raise enough money for SIX new  and TWO continuing scholarships- with an increase to $1500 each. 
2018: Fundraiser's theme "At the Hop" was a blast (from the past). And once again, we were able to raise enough money to fund five new scholarships for $1500 each and several continuing scholarships. 
2019: Everyone had a great time at the 2019 fundraiser, "Parrotheads Unite!" . Decor looked awesome (in our humble opinion). Costumes were fantastic! 
Good Silent Auction Items and raffle prizes.
Gregg's Goals

What would Gregg Garon do?

Making a difference in memory of Gregg Garon

2020 - in the midst of the corona virus outbreak, the fundraiser was the (stayin' safe),
Great Car Rally! Lots of smiling faces as people drove around to some iconic San Diego sites taking photos. At the end, there were boxed lunches and prizes for the winners. Online Auction items distributed to those present. We hope to be back to normal next year but appreciate all the great support this year!

Save the date: June 19, 2021 

Get ready for the 2021 Fundraiser!

For this year, we are planning a Poker Rally (all car makes and vehicles welcome!), AND a catered meal back at our house - where you can meet scholarship winners! .We WILL have another ONLINE Aucttion as well as a raffle.

There will be PRIZES for the Rally Winners (best Poker hand)!!!

We hope you will all continue to support us in raising money for these deserving young people!