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Building Peaceful Families Announces 2013 "Top Community Dads Award" Winners

Ten outstanding Bay Area men inducted into The Silicon Valley Fatherhood Hall of Fame.

San Jose, CA, June 12, 2013 --( Building Peaceful Families (BPF), a Silicon Valley non-profit organization, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, today announced the winners of the 2013 Top Community Dads Award. Thousands of prominent Bay Area community leaders were considered for this prestigious award, and these ten exceptional men were selected in recognition of their commitment to their own families, and to the children and families of Silicon Valley.

The following Top Community Dads Award winners are now part of an elite group, The Silicon Valley Fatherhood Hall of Fame:

- Rick Callender - Deputy Director, Office of Government Relations, Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Frank Carbajal - Es Tiempo & Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit
- Raj Jayadev - Founder, Silicon Valley Debug
- Willie McDonald - San Jose Fire Chief
- Ray Mueller - Community Organizer
- Al Painter - President & Founder, Integrate Performance Fitness
- Jose Sandoval - Retired Tile Fitter
- Mark Stone - Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 29
- Damian Trujillo - NBC Bay Area News Reporter
- Frank Yallop - Head Coach, San Jose Earthquakes

“These Top Community Dads know that being a committed, responsible, and involved father means far more than being a great dad to their own kids,” comments Sharon Chatman, founder and board chair of Building Peaceful Families. “They reach out in their communities, they get involved, and they selflessly serve as positive male role models to other dads and, more importantly, to kids who may not have father figures in their lives. They are true Hall of Fame Dads.”

The 2013 Top Community Dads will be honored on Friday, June 14th, at the Top Dads Award Luncheon, taking place at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel (1740 North First Street, San Jose). Held annually, this event celebrates the positive impact a father/father figure has on his family and the community. A limited number of seats will be available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis ($50 per person).

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