SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley's "premier non‐profit event," the BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS is Friday, May 6th at 7:30am. The event will be hosted at the Santa Clara Convention Center, located at 5001 Great America Parkway.
GLIDE FOUNDER AND MINISTER OF LIBERATION REVEREND CECIL WILLIAMS will be honored as JobTrain's 2011 ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR award recipient. As minister, author, social activist, community leader and spokesperson for the poor and marginalized, Reverend Williams is in the forefront of social change and a champion in the struggle for civil and human rights. Under his leadership, GLIDE has become the only program of its kind in San Francisco to serve (3) nutritious meals a day, 365 days a year to the City's poor, homeless and hungry. JobTrain's highest honor has previously been bestowed upon legendary NFL Hall of Famer Bill Walsh, bestselling author and inspiration of the critically acclaimed movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness," Chris Gardner and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis.
Other notable 2011 BREAKFAST attendees will include legendary sports stars – San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, Stanford Women's Basketball and Hall of Fame Coach Tara VanDerveer and NBA retired Champion Coach Al Attles.
The BREAKFAST honors our community champions: JobTrain students and graduates who have successfully overcome challenges of chronic unemployment, poverty and homelessness. Thanks to JobTrain's vocational training courses in high‐demand industries such as healthcare, solar technology and hospitality – JobTrain graduates break the insidious cycle of hopelessness, embark upon sustainable careers and emerge as self‐sufficient and contributing members of society.
To learn more about the BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS or to purchase tickets, please contact Kail Lubarsky at 650.330.6569 or via [email protected] TODAY!