23rd annual putting kids first! event
An evening benefitting programs that bring together cops & kids through academic and enrichment programs, including outdoor education, social-emotional support, and fitness, after school at the Twelve35 Teen Center.
Honoring Officer Adrian Gutierrez
For 22 years, Officer Adrian Gutierrez has been serving at the Santa Barbara Police Department in numerous assignments, including Patrol Officer, Beat Coordinator – Eastside, School Resource Officer, Crisis Negotiations Officer, and Community Liaison Officer. Driven by his personal commitment to the community, he has been dedicated and heavily involved with SBPAL, California PAL, and National PAL.
This year’s Hero’s Award will be given to Commander Aaron Baker, recently retired from the Santa Barbara Police Department after 28 years in recognition of his commitment, exceptional leadership in the face of adversity, and service to PAL and the community.
Alumni of the year
Linda Arellano is a Santa Barbara native who graduated from Santa Barbara City College, Cal State Long Beach, and most recently, California Lutheran University, where she earned a Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Personnel degree. Linda is passionate about creating equitable opportunities for post-secondary education and helping students navigate higher education institutions. Linda has extensive experience working with college access programs, academic advising at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and the non-profit sector. Currently, Linda works at her alma mater, CSULB, as an Academic Advisor and Instructor for the College of Engineering. She strives to teach and advise students on critical success skills that will assist them in achieving their educational aspirations. Linda is committed to advancing student success by empowering and supporting students in their academic journey.
april 28, 2023 * 5pm
santa barbara carriage museum
129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
SANTA BARBARA CASUAL
(YES, THAT MEANS JEANS!)
Event day recognition is guaranteed if logos are submitted on or before April 14, 2022
$20,000 - DIAMOND
thank you to our 2023 sponsors
thank you to our 2022 sponsors
LEADER OF PAL - $10,000
FRIEND OF PAL - $5,000
PARTNER OF PAL
Buddy of PAL