NOTES AND QUOTES for a Tuesday in the Napa Valley:

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will air a piece on its G-Mag show on Napa’s “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” organization. The show will air on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 12 p.m. and again that day at 5 p.m.

“Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” founded by “Speed” Hervieux, has been taking groups of special and deserving youngsters, senior citizens and the general public to San Francisco Giants baseball games since 1958. Twenty tickets each game are donated free of charge to a local youth organization and the remaining 30 tickets are sold to Napa seniors and local Giants fans. These ticket sales offset only a portion of the expense of this nonprofit program. The remaining program costs are covered through community giving and donations.

Bus transportation is provided for the entire group along with refreshments and entertainment on the road.

Along with serving Napa’s underprivileged and deserving youths, the program has evolved by also including many senior citizens who would not otherwise be able to make it to a ballgame on their own, BCYSAD said on its web site.

The G-Mag show will focus on the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley, which was on a recent trip with BCYSAD.

Ryan Gregory is the organization’s president.

More information on BCYSAD is at baseball


Paxton Song won the Golf Channel Am Tour’s 2013 Bay Area Tour Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa over the weekend.

Playing in the championship division, Song shot 69 on the South Course Saturday and 75 on the North Course Sunday for a 144 total in the two-day, 36-hole event.

Song won by three shots over Brian Lomelli, who shot 76-71 — 147.


Isabella Bosetti of Napa and her younger brother, Joseph, each placed in the Junior Tour of Northern California’s opening event of the fall series at Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee, Calif., last weekend.

Isabella had rounds of 81 and 78 for a 159 total and a fifth-place finish in the girls championship flight.

Joseph tied for 11th in the boys championship flight, shooting 77-76 — 153.


Les Franco, a former head football coach at Napa and Vintage, and former Crushers’ star Sean LaChapelle are the guests of the KVON “SportsVine” on Saturday.

The hour-long show, hosted by Terry Simpkins, Mark McLeod and Charles Kennedy, airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 AM.

Franco will be on hand to talk about Burl Autry, who is one of the inductees for the inaugural Vintage High Athletic Hall of Fame. LaChapelle is also going into the HOF.

Franco ran Vintage’s offense under Autry from 1972, the school’s first year with a football team, to 1978. Franco went on to have great success as Napa’s coach and later was Vintage’s coach.

Autry was the founder of the Vintage football program and the successful head coach of the Crushers from 1972-1985.


The Northern California Section of the PGA of America has named Len Dumas of Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill as the 2013 golf professional of the year.

It’s one of the awards as announced by the NCPGA special awards committee.

Other recipients are:

• Joe Dolby, Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, assistant golf professional of the year.

• Mike Dowd, Oakdale Golf & Country Club, Bill Strausbaugh Award.

• Pat Jones, Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses, club fitter of the year.

• Pat Finlen, Olympic Club, golf course superintendent of the year.

• Greg Raleigh, Somersett Golf & Country Club, Horton Smith award.

• Andy Nisbet, Las Positas Golf Course /GRIP Junior Golf Academy, junior golf leader.

• Tim Burr, Blackhawk Country Club, merchandiser of the year-private.

• Rob Dugan, Presidio Golf Course, merchandiser of the year-public.

• Kyle Winn, Half Moon Bay Golf Links, merchandiser of the year-resort.

• Bob Forse, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, patriot award.

• Phil Green, Home on the Range, player development award.

• Gary Renelt, NCGRA/Bridgestone, sales representative of the year.

• Bill Johnson, Del Rio Country Club, teacher of the year.

• Jerry Stewart, Monterey Herald, sports media person of the year.

Awards will be presented on Dec. 8 at the NCPGA Special Awards Ceremony at Contra Costa Country Club.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at or call 256-2223.

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