Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

RFP is a beneficiary of this year's Vallejo Waterfront Weekend, a two-day community event that included live music, food, boat races, a triathlon, Glo Run, and numerous other activities. The event took place on October 7 & 8

RPF Presents 4th Annual Glo Run

The Robby Poblete Foundation hosted the 4th Annual Glo Run event on Oct. 7, 2017. Nearly 300 people participated in the evening 5K run, which started on the Mare Island Waterfront and ended at the Vallejo Waterfront Festival grounds. The event began with a ferry ride at 6:30pm from the Vallejo Waterfront Terminal to the Mare Island Terminal, where runners warmed up with Zumba dancers. They then started on the course around Vallejo’s historical naval base. 

In the Community

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Buyback Our Future: 2017 Solano County Gun Buyback

RPF held its first countywide gun buyback in Vallejo on August 26, 2017, netting nearly 200 firearms. 

RPF Night at Vallejo Admirals Game

Vallejo Admirals hosted RPF Board members and volunteers for Robby Poblete Foundation Night at the ballpark.

Solano County State Fair 2017

RPF made its debut at the Solano County State Fair, with a merchandise and  informational booth manned by Board members and volunteers from Aug. 2-6, 2017.

July 4 Parade

L to R: RPF Board member Sandy Navalta, Chris Navalta, Board member Mike Jory, Pati Poblete, and Board member Cicero Estrella representing the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend and RPF at the July 4 parade in Vallejo.

Benicia Torchlight Parade

RPF Board member Cicero Estrella and Vern Farley carry the RFP banner at Benicia's Torchlight Parade on July 3.

2017 RPF Launch & Fundraiser

The 2017 Robby Poblete Foundation Launch & Fundraiser was a sold-out event of more than 300 guests at Vino Godfather on Mare Island. Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan read a proclamation and declared June 30 as "Robby Poblete Day".

Healthy Store Makeover

RPF volunteers participate in a Healthy Store Makeover with Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo Together, VibeSolano and Solano County Public Health. Transforming another liquor store into a healthy market on June 10.

Soroptimist International

Pati Poblete presents to the Soroptimist International of Vallejo on Jun 5.

Pista Sa Nayon

RPF informational and merchandise booth at the Pista Sa Nayon event in Vallejo on June 3.

Solano Sunset Rotary

Board member, Mike Jory, presents to the Solano Sunset Rotary Club in Vallejo on May 24.

Volunteer Appreciation Day

RPF volunteers are treated to an SF Giants game, courtesy of the San Francisco Giants on May 17 at AT&T Park.

Gun Buyback Stakeholders' Meeting

Buyback Our Future: 2017 Solano County Gun Buyback date and location are secured and plans move forward for event during meeting on May 4 held at USA Classic Car Museum in Vallejo.

Art of Peace Planning Committee

First planning meeting with local artists on The Art of Peace at Artiszen Cultural Art Center in Vallejo on April 27.

Congressman Thompson Fundraiser

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA 5th District), an early supporter of The Robby Poblete Foundation and the 2017 Gun Buyback, held a fundraiser at Dan Foley Community Center on April 23. 

Neighborhood Rising

Hakeem Brown, 14th Assembly District Delegate and Founder of Neighborhood Rising, and Pati Poblete at Town Hall meeting at North Vallejo Community Center in Vallejo, where RPF gave a presentation. 

Board Kick-Off Meeting

March 27, 2017 - The RPF Board of Directors met for the first time and discussed a number of issues including local partnerships and fundraising, long-term strategies for the foundation and scaling our mission to the state level. 

First Stakeholders' Meeting

March 30, 2017 - The Robby Poblete Foundation had its first stakeholders' meeting, which was held at the USA World Classic Museum in Vallejo. It  was attended by city, county and state representatives including the offices of Congressman Mike Thompson, Sen. Bill Dodd, Assemblyman Tim Grayson, County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan, Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou, Lt. Rustin Banks from the Solano County Sheriff's Department, and members of the local art community. Jon Riley, Executive Director of the Napa-Solano Labor Council, led the discussion. (Photo by Mike Jory)


Left to right: Pati Poblete, Executive Director of The Robby Poblete Foundation, Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan, and Isabel Reyes, President of The Eric Reyes Foundation. Pictured in background: Eric Reyes and Robby Poblete. (Photo by Mike Jory)

Victims' Memorial Day

April 4, 2017 - Dedication ceremony at the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy in Fairfield where mothers shared their stories of losing their loved ones to violent crime. (Photo by Fox40)


Mothers, grandmothers and sisters who all lost loved ones to violent crime attended the Victims' Memorial Day event coordinated by The Matt Garcia Foundation in Fairfield to share their stories and honor those they have lost. 

Vallejo Rotary Club

  • April 6, 2017 - Pati Poblete is invited as guest speaker at the Vallejo Rotary Club to talk about The Robby Poblete Foundation and plans for the 2017 Solano County Buyback program. (Photo by Mike Jory)