MWOY GRAND FINALE

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By Andrea Stuart | Photos by Manny Espinoza

The Monterey Man & Woman of the Year campaign recently celebrated their third annual Grand Finale
Event. The event was held at The Monterey Plaza Hotel. All six candidates were in attendance, along
with the honorary team (Driscoll’s), and the Boy & Girl of the Year and their families. In total,
there were 240 attendees who celebrated both the cause, to raise funds for blood cancer research,
as well as the 2014 candidates. Over $230,000 was raised (donations are still rolling in),
including the contributions from candidates, who raised more than $20,000 each.

2014 Candidates:

Hakan Erdinc, Winner, Man of The Year

Catherine Sampagnaro, Winner, Woman of
The Year
Trinity Magas, Barnard Willie Beesley
Howard Barkley Ben Balester
Driscoll’s Berries Honorary Team:

Team Rockin’ Berry (in honor of a co-worker
who is battling cancer)
2014 Boy & Girl of The Year:

Ethan Hewitt
Olivia Costa

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