Piedmont, California, A Great Place to Raise A Family

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

One of the best aspects of raising a family in Piedmont is due to the cohesive nature of its residents.

And one of the reasons Piedmont continues to be listed as one of the top rated school systems in the country is due to the spirited parent participation.

Meet Adam Betta and Teresa Baum, Co Chairs of the 8th Annual 2015 Piedmont Highlander Classic along with the other loyal and dedicated volunteers.

Whether for sports or for the arts, Piedmont parents dedicate time and money in order to make our school system great. As rated by US News and World Report. National Ranking for Public Schools #136  and #22 in the State of California for 2015 with a total enrollment of 742 students. Although Piedmont is s public school, it feels more like a private school with small class sizes, and student body below 900. When I graduated in Piedmont in 1982 our graduating class had 182 students.

Piedmont is not only a great place for kids but for parents and grandparents too. One can enjoy a variety of activities, here are just a few: PNNC – Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club, The Empty Nest Club, the Recreation Center, Piedmont Art Center, a host of charities, schools events and so much more. Piedmont is just 20 minutes from San Francisco and within 4 hours or less one can be in Lake Tahoe, Carmel or the Napa Valley.

Have questions or want to get involved, just ask. debbi@debbidimaggio.com 510.414.6777 No matter your age I am happy to connect you with people or groups that align with your interests or your children’s interests.

Adam Betta’s son ( and mine )  Chase Betta went off to play lacrosse at CU Boulder, while Teresa’s daughter, Maddie was recruited to play D1 lacrosse at Denver University. A close community: A testament to Piedmont and the small town community in which we live,  the Betta’s and Baum’s met when the children were toddlers through the Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club and have continued to be good friends. When the two dated back in middle school I pulled out an old photo from Chase’s 3rd birthday party of Chase and Maddie.

Don’t miss next year’s Highlander Classic! And consider being a donor or volunteer. It’s a fun day for all and you do not need to be a resident or have a child in school to attend.

2015 Line Up

The Piedmont High School Boosters Club is pleased to present its 8th annual Highlander Classic Golf & Tennis Tournament. This special event will take place on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland.

Your entry ticket includes:  golf or tennis, and cocktail party (hosted beer and wine) with awards, raffle, and silent auction.


11:00 Check in and Lunch
12:30PM Golf Shotgun Start
12:30PM Tennis Tournament
5-7PM Cocktail Awards Party & Silent Auction

Have questions please contact Teresa Baum at tbaum@pacunion.com or Adam Betta at adambettare@gmail.com

Adam Betta (Co Chair)  Glyn Burge (Boosters President)  Teresa Baum (Co Chair)  Rev Scott Kail (Honorary Chair) and Jerem Stothers (PHS Lacrosse Coach)

Excerpt reprinted from the Piedmont Post, our local newspaper.

Highlander Classic nets support for PHS Boosters, Page 10 ( Wednesday October 14, 2015 )

Last Thursday, October 8th, the Piedmont Boosters held its annual Highlander Classic event at the Claremont Country Club. A fundraiser for all Piedmont High School sports, the event includes an 18-hold golf tournament and a tennis tournament with both singles and doubles competition.

On a beautiful day, guests began with a lunch on the patio with pork sliders, salad and cookies. A total of 56 golfers and 24 tennis players – the largest number in the event’s history – ..

The evening ceremonies began with Glyn Burge, President of the PHS Boosters Club thanking the many volunteers and patrons for their generous donations. Scott Kail, the youth pastor at the Piedmont Community Church was introduced as this year’s PHS Boosters Honorary Chair. Jerem Stothers, PHS Lacrosse Head Coach introduced Scott sharing what an important influence Scott has always had and continues to have on student athletes. This year’s Highlander Classic was chaired by Adam Betta and Teresa Baum.

( For those who don’t know Scott, Scott has been and continues to be a significant influence in many of the kids who participate in sports, the Mexico Trip and those who attend his youth group, for that matter, anyone who meets him.  )

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