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January 2023

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Nice Guy of the Year Gala e 42nd annual Nice Guy of the Year Gala honored Rancho Santa Fe resident Steve Fisher, who retired in 2017 as San Diego State University's all-time-winningest basketball coach. e San Diego Nice Guys is a nonprofit that offers one-time assistance to those who need it due to an unforeseen circumstance in their lives. Each year, the organization recognizes a local community leader who has given their time, money, and support to help San Diegans improve their lives. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB STEFANKO Randy Kolender with Gail and Roger King Kurt and Teresa Apsey with Julie and Tom Karlo Betty Blair with Tony and Sue Perez caption Gabrielle Wyrick and Elizabeth Yang Hellewell Betamaxx Christian Garcia Olivo Jennifer Luce, Ellen Moxham, and Laurie Mitchell Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry Ted Leitner, Steve Fisher, and Bill Habeger Circus Spectacular Co-chaired by Ellen Moxham, Jennifer Luce, and Laurie Mitchell, e New Children's Museum Circus Spectacular fundraising gala raised more than $750,000 to support the museum's access programs providing free or discounted admission for 30 percent of its visitors, ensuring more children in San Diego can experience art and play. e New Children's Museum completely transformed into a circus, with guests dressed in "circus chic" attire being entertained by pop- up performances including jugglers, stilt walkers, a tightrope walker, a silk aerialist, and more. Outside on Island Avenue, gala guests were able to ride on a 40-foot lighted Ferris wheel, while other highlights included carnival games, karaoke, and dancing the night away to live music by '80s band Betamaxx. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID HARTIG Seen Jon and Dee Ammon, Laura Applegate, and Brad and Gigi Benter Merrilee Neal, Kitty Wendt, Tina Logan, BobAnn Welden, and Chun-Mae Hauschka ranchandcoast.com 98 JANUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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