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Network Reality Show Features Visitacion Valley in Episode: Board Member on “How to Get the Guy”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Curt Yagi, Executive Director, Real Options for City Kids (ROCK), (415) 333-4001, curt@rocksf.org

San Francisco, CA – June 26, 2006 – San Francisco Visitacion Valley nonprofit Real Options for City Kids, or ROCK for short, will be featured on the third episode of “How to Get the Guy” airing Monday, June 26, 2006 at 10pm on ABC television network. Michelle, known as “The Career Girl” and a member of ROCK’s Board of Directors, stars in the six episode docu-soap following the lives of four single women as they attempt to find true love.

During the episode, Michelle’s background will be explored and will include footage of her volunteering experience in ROCK’s programs. “This is the perfect opportunity to highlight to a national audience the major impact a small nonprofit such as ROCK can provide to a community”, said Michelle. Growing up in Las Vegas with little money, her passion for the organization stems from the values she learned during her childhood having the support of family as well as caring adults in recreational programs like ROCK. Michelle said, “Because of these special people, I was able to do really amazing things with my life, including going to college and law school and becoming a successful trial lawyer.”

An exclusive interview with Michelle can be found at www.rocksf.org.

About ROCK
Real Options for City Kids (ROCK) is dedicated to nurturing the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access. ROCK aims to promote the positive development and long-term success of the youth that it serves through a combination of in-school and after school learning enrichment, sports and fitness, leadership training, outdoor adventure, and summer camp opportunities. ROCK’s programs are designed to serve girls and boys, ages 6-14, who live in or attend school in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley.

About the Show
Emmy Award-winning producers David Collins and David Metzler team with ABC on this romantic reality series that follows the trials and tribulations of love as seen through the eyes of four young, attractive and available women who are looking for Mr. Right. Shot docu-soap style at over 150-locations throughout San Francisco, the one-hour format will follow four single women over six episodes as they take hold of their own romantic destinies and declare to the world that they are ready, willing and able to do anything and everything they have to in order to find true love. Accompanying Alissa, Anne, Kris and Michelle on their journey are two “Love Coaches,” Emmy-winning writer and award-winning journalist Teresa Strasser and well-known television host JD Roberto. Lending the “he said/she said” perspective to the women’s search, Strasser and Roberto will guide each lady throughout a series of events that ultimately leaves them learning more about love than any of them thought possible. Series premieres MONDAY, JUNE 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).