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Articles by Special to the East County Californian

There’s a reason why Jazzercise is the number one dance fitness program in the nation. It’s incredibly fun and it works. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing.

The Power Surge softball club of San Diego sent 10 different teams to national competition this summer, but only one came away with a championship.

Featuring a number of East County players, the Power Surge 12-and-under ballclub took the American Softball Association crown for its age group by posting a perfect 7-0 records as the lone unbeaten team among 83 participating squads. Included was a 4-2 victory in the championship contest over the Texas

Bombers of Universal City, Texas, which went 10-2 in the double-elimination event at Green Valley Sports Complex.

Dr. Jeff Gray and his wife Mary (left) decided proceeds from this year’s “Smiles for Life” annual fundraiser to benefit children’s charities would go to STAR/PAL, a local nonprofit organization and San Diego Chapter of the Police Athletic League. During a recent STAR/PAL Padres baseball camp at Kuhlken Field in La Mesa, the Grays presented a check for $10,000 to Claire O’Leary (right) STAR/PAL Partnership and Resource Coordinator.