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2024 Hall of Fame Banquet on 21 April 2024

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Athletes and coaches representing 10 different sports, plus a thoroughbred horse trainer and a media celebrity, make up the 2020 Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame class.

Former Laney and Chabot College baseball coach Don Christiansen, current Castro Valley High track and field coach Dooney Jones and Castro Valley Track Club founder and coach Jim Phillips represent the coaching fraternity in the latest class of 16.

Athletes include soccer star Miranda Nild, swimming standout Carson Sand, team handball Olympian Steve Goss, tennis professional Jamie Pawid Haas, basketball phenom Denise Noleroth Bunger, track and cross country stalwart Calvin Gaziano, golf champion Matt Kern, football running back John Willits, All-American distance runner Ayla Granados, all-around athlete Amanda Medrano and the late cross country and track standout Jack Welch.

Rounding out the star-studded class are veteran thoroughbred trainer Bob Hess, Sr., and well-known print and broadcast journalist Monte Poole.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame were solicited from the public and a seven-person committee appointed by the Castro Valley Sports Foundation has met regularly for the past eight months as part of the selection process.

The next Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at a banquet ceremony at the event center at Redwood Canyon. For tickets, please contact Patrick Ryken at

The Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame has inducted a new class every two years since 2010. Plaques recognizing the previous Hall of Fame inductees are on display at Knudsen’s Ice Creamery on Castro Valley Blvd.

Banquet & Induction Ceremonies

  • Date: Sunday, 21 April 2024
  • Location: Redwood Canyon Golf Course (formally known as Will Park), 17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
  • Cost: $95.00 per person


  • 5pm: Check-in / Social Hour
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7:15pm: Ceremonies

Contact: Patrick Ryken @ for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

2022 Sponsors

$2000 Level (Platinum)

Carol & Dick Bigelow / Founding CVSF Board Member

$1000 Level (Gold)

Castro Valley Track Club / Jim Phillips

Ivan & JoAnn Cornelius / Founding CVSF Board Members

Bob and Pat Duey / Founding CVSF Board Members

Lowell & Georgie Hickey / Past CVSF President

Bruce D. & Linda Lee Johnson / CVSF Board Member

The Maas Family

Redwood Christian Schools, Dr. All Hearne, Superintendent

Joe & Dan Willits / Direct Sales Carpet One Floor & Home

$500 Level (Silver)

Todd Anglin Insurance / State Farm

Lytrel Carter / Fremont Bank

Claudia Felson / Founding CVSF Board Member

Frank Mellon, Director, East Bay MUD

Murline Monat, Compass Realtors

Craig Ragg, Craig Ragg Realty

$250 Level (Bronze)

24-7 UK Soccer Academy

Castro Valley Rotary Club / Todd Anglin, President

Castro Valley Soccer Club

Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor

Jeff Moore / Greenwood & Moore, Inc.

Mark Poniatowski, Poniatowski Leding Parikh Law Corp

Ted  & Marla Riche / CVSF Board Member

Randy Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Family Builders

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