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Free outdoor concert on August 13 at UC Davis Health System fosters community spirit, teamwork

Photo of Cheeseballs © Swan Entertainment
The Cheeseballs — a Bay Area dance band — will play for the community at a free concert in Sacramento.

UC Davis Health System and their Community Advisory Board will host the Sacramento Metropolitan Youth Choir and the dance band, The Cheeseballs, at its third annual free outdoor concert on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Held on the lawn behind the Education Building at 45th and X Streets on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, the concert is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic basket, or purchase refreshments and food available on site.

“This event is one way that we give back to our community and thank our students, faculty and staff for all of the hard work they do throughout the year,” said Claire Pomeroy, vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences at UC Davis and dean of the School of Medicine. “It’s an opportunity for health system staff and their families to pack a picnic and enjoy a summer evening with our neighbors and partners in the community."

Organized by UC Davis Health System’s Community Advisory Board, this year’s event features The Cheeseballs, an eight-member party band that plays dance and pop classics, R&B, funk and hip hop hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. In addition, this family-oriented event will have a kids zone, complete with carnival games, a bounce house and other fun activities for children.

Photo of Dr. Claire Pomeroy © UC Regents"It’s an opportunity for health system staff and their families to pack a picnic and enjoy a summer evening with our neighbors and partners in the community."
— Claire Pomeroy

About the Community Advisory Board
The UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board is a representative group of up to 28 volunteer members who live and work in the Sacramento region. The board advises health system leaders on issues of interest to the broader community with a special focus on access to high-quality health care. Board members are dedicated community activists, interested professionals and valued volunteer leaders. Recruitment and selection emphasizes diverse perspectives – the members are drawn from throughout the region to reflect the needs and concerns of various ethnic, economic and cultural groups within the greater Sacramento area. For more information, visit their Web site.

“UC Davis Health System is essential to the health and well-being of our community,” said Karen Vicari, immediate past chair of UC Davis Health System’s Community Advisory Board. "The Community Advisory Board is dedicated to help foster strong relationships between the UC Davis Health System and the broader community. We are pleased to be cosponsoring such a fun event."

The Community Advisory Board is an essential partner in helping the university achieve its patient-care, research, education and public-service missions. The group’s 28 members are drawn from the region to reflect the needs and concerns of various ethnic, economic and cultural groups. Members serve a six-year term on a volunteer basis to foster communication and influence decisions that impact the broader community.

A variety of food and refreshments from Bistro Biagio will be available for purchase. These tasty treats and barbecued specialties include hot dogs, burgers, chicken and tri-tip sandwiches, as well as, ice cream and cold beverages. For more information and directions, visit the UC Davis Health System Web site at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. Click here for location map.