Connections   10/2/17
Attendees sang Happy Birthday to one of our most esteemed donors, Mrs. Judy Hearn.

Celebrity Waiters Night Big Hit

A record number of Santa Maria’s finest gathered on 9/21/17 for Celebrity Waiters Night. The event was a lot of fun with many  guests participating in the table decorating contest. Famco took home the bragging rights with their construction themed table. Another big hit of the night was the Dessert Auction, where tables bid for the rights to dine on delicacies generously donated by local businesses such as Gina’s Piece of Cake, Jovi’s Delights, Santa Maria Inn, Kay’s, and Shaw’s. Friends of the club also showed off their baking talents with Anna Libbon Chocolate Chip Cookies, an Apple Pie by Paula Van Galio, Hand Dipped Chocolates by Sheila Kearns and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Donna France. The bidding was brisk for both the Silent and Live auction items. There were many unique items such as massive wooden cheese planks and a private horse show for 50 people. People also gave generously for “Be a Hero” where they pledged to sponsor children attending the Club. Over $74,000 was raised at the event. We would like to thank everyone who generously donated items, our sponsors, staff and of course all of the attendees. We would also like to recognize Tom & Jane Martinez and the CWN Committee for all of their hard work organizing this event.

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Kids Nite Out Brings Club Members and Community Together

Luis and his sister Andrea could hardly wait for 5:30 to come. They played outside at the Club and kept asking “Is it time yet?” every five minutes. Luis and Andrea were two of our Guadalupe Club members that participated in the 14th Annual Kids Nite Out. Over 50 mentors from companies like Apio and Beachside Produce as well as community members came out to spend time with a local child. The night’s themed activities all focused on our five core areas that are the foundation of BGCSMV programs:

Character & Leadership Development

Educational & Career Development

Health & Life Skills

The Arts

 Sports Fitness & Recreation

The Guadalupe Kiwanis Club grilled burgers for the participants. Raffle Prizes were donated by the Guadalupe Police Department and Lupe Alvarez donated two bikes and helmets. The evening was dedicated to Ron Estabillo, a member of the BGCSMV Guadalupe Advisory Committee and long time Club advocate, who passed away last year. Ron’s family continued his legacy of volunteerism by distributing food & beverages to mentors & youth.

We would like to thank our sponsors and participants. Thank you to the BGCSMV Guadalupe Advisory Committee for planning such an awesome event and our BGCSMV staff for their hard work and dedication.

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About BGCSMV

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley currently provides programs for over 2,000 registered children ages 6 – 18 in Santa Maria and Guadalupe. An additional 5,000 children benefit from Club sponsored sports programming.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, & caring citizens. For more info on BGCSMV, please call 805-354-7421 or visit bgcsmv.org.