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For Immediate Release

October 27, 2016




Desert Fast Pitch Competition Prize Winners!


The Desert Fast Pitch competition took place Wednesday, Oct. 26 and this year’s winners have been chosen.  The following organizations will divide $45,000 in prize money:


RAP first Prize, $20,000, went to Galilee Center, which assists underprivileged and disadvantaged individuals and families.


The “Coaches Most Improved Award”, $15,000, went to Focus on Student Success is likewise “focused” on youths who are having difficulty making good choices in oftentimes troubled family environments.


The “Audience Choice Award”, $10,000, went to Desert Best Friends Closet, properly clothing and preparing financially disadvantaged job seekers.


Six finalist nonprofits completed training and received smaller grants during the months-long program.  All of them made compelling “pitches” describing their organization’s mission, model and impact in 3-minute presentations. 


The Fast Pitch competition was the final activity in the day-long Nonprofit Conference featuring several expert and motivational speakers, along with focused workshops.


More information on Desert Fast Pitch and the RAP Nonprofit Conference can be found online at or by calling 760 674-9992.




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