Meredith Tynes; Janet Garufis, President and CEO; Jamie Gilles; and Brianna Aguilar are presented with the traveling trophy.

Montecito Bank & Trust has been awarded the prestigious traveling trophy for building the largest team at the Climb for the fourth year in a row. This year over 50 climbers from the bank participated in the climb, demonstrating their commitment to building a safer, healthy community.

“We are so appreciative of the Bank’s support of our community, their commitment has helped so many children and families.” stated Penny Jenkins, President and CEO of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Janet Garufis, President and CEO declared, “Montecito Bank & Trust was thrilled to once again be the presenting sponsor for the Summit for Danny. The Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center provides unparalleled service to youth and their families in our community. Prevention is key. We applaud their efforts, and we are proud that so many or our bank associates came out to hike this year making this our 4th consecutive win!”

Summit for Danny is spearheaded by Bob and Patty Bryant. Bob lost his son, Danny, to substance abuse in 1995 and was determined that Santa Barbara should have an adolescent alcohol and drug treatment program. Bob worked with Penny Jenkins at the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) to develop the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center and he and Patty started the annual climbs to provide scholarships for youth to receive alcohol and drug treatment at the Center. Please join us for next year’s climb on Saturday October 26th, 2013 as our community climbs together to “help our kids rise above drug abuse!”

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