Safe Schools Desert Cities Board President Eric Ornelas has been selected to participate in the 2022 Nonprofit Desert Fast Pitch, a Shark Tank-style competition that allows Coachella Valley nonprofit professionals to compete in a pitch contest for a chance to win additional funding for their organization.  

Contestants are coached for ten weeks through a combination of presentation and workshop-style classes, expanding their knowledge in branding, networking, marketing, successful storytelling, public speaking, and developing an inspiring multipurpose pitch.  

The program culminates in the live Fast Pitch competition, where contestants will deliver their three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and an audience of approximately 300 philanthropic, business, civic, and nonprofit leaders. Over $65,000 in cash prizes will be awarded 

The program is presented by The Regional Access Project Foundation and NPO Centric. The live 2022 Fast Pitch competition is on Thursday, October 6, at the UCR Palm Desert Campus. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here. For more information, visit 

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