Leadership Luncheon

    For 18 years, the PTA has hosted a Sports Leadership Luncheon as its first member event of the year. It has featured a nationally recognized sports personality, athlete or newscaster. This is also the event at which PTA members can purchase tickets to San Francisco Giants home games.

    On March 22, 2018, we were delighted to feature KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez, who spoke on "The Sporting Life," which is his nightly sign-off and a description of his remarkable 40-year career in sports broadcasting. 

    Raised in Marin County and a graduate of the University of Idaho, he joined KTVU in 1979 and as both a reporter and anchor, has covered numerous Super Bowls and World Series and visited every major sports venue in the country.

    Ibanez—a three-time Emmy winner—gave insights on local sports teams and the changing landscape of sports coverage and news reporting.

    Previous speakers have included:

    • Jack Bair, senior vice president of the San Francisco Giants

    • Ric Bucher, former ESPN Commentator, host at 95.7 FM The Game, and columnist for the Bleacher Report

    • The Honorable Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco

    • John Abendroth, former PGA player and founder of Hooked on Golf