Pleasanton couple's dog a winning wiener

"In the seven years they have been together, Patrick Major has seen Sammy Davis transform from a playful pet to one of the fastest dachshund racers in the state. Even though he stands only about 6 inches tall, Sammy can pump his stubby little legs and leap through the air to catch Frisbees nearly as big as he is. And, this pooch was a doggie pinup in the International Disc Dog calendar three years running." Read More Here

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HYA Pursuit 4 Sanyu – 2017 — August 1, 2017

Posted on September 14th, 2016

After a glorious trip to Migori, Kenya and Jinja, Uganda HYA are looking to return in 2017.

We are actively searching for baseball partners to make this historic visit to Jinja, Lugazi, and Kampala Uganda in 2017.

HYA Baseball is coordinating this non-profit mission for developing goodwill, improving education, and literacy through baseball and chess.b4a3

If you have a group, or team interested in playing baseball in Uganda. We are holding tryouts in February 2017. HYA is looking for (18) 16U ballplayers with the right stuff to be an ambassador for the USA.

We are accepting donation for our trip, and look forward to your interest.


Jefferson Awards Ceremony at the Herbst Theater — January 24, 2018

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

Learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation and how you can help students your high school become a Jefferson Awards school:

Full video of the 2017 Jefferson Awards Ceremony:


Allen Martin, KPIX-TV, San Francisco visited the St. Raphael School Chess Club operated by Christopher Major, President / Founder of Novato Chess Club, a 501c(3) not for profit public benefit corporation serving the North Bay.

A 2017 Jefferson Award Foundation recipient for community service.

Learn more about how your high school can become a Bay Area Jefferson Award Foundation participant. ‘

Email: Jodie Russi for more information on this free high school program – (