Past presidents pay tribute to outgoing leader Cara Gamberdella

It was President’s Day at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as seven former presidents of the all-volunteer organization were on hand to congratulate out-going leader Cara Gamberdella, who was presiding over the final lunch meeting of her two-year term. Gamberdella also was given a nice send-off by president-elect Gene Deering. "She's elevated everything that we do and really put us on a great trajectory," he said. There also was a tribute to the late Larry … [Read more...]

Round Table pays tribute to local legend Phil Womble

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table held a moment of silence for the legendary Phil Womble at its press luncheon on Monday at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Womble, whom Round Table president Cara Gamberdella called “a treasured, well-loved board member and community member,” passed away early Monday at the age of 80. He was an inspiration to anyone who met him. Born with cerebral palsy, Womble lived an active life in Santa Barbara and was a fixture in the sports community. He often attended the … [Read more...]

Local attorneys talk about benefits of being an athlete

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table hosted 100 community supporters and more than 400 female high school and college athletes at a Monday celebration of National Women & Girls in Sports Day. Thanks to the generous donations of sponsors like Village Properties, Pacific Western Bank, Noozhawk, the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, the Page Foundation, and many others, the girls were treated to a free lunch at the Earl Warren Showgrounds event. The lines for the tasty Mexican food … [Read more...]