All on their own 14 of the young Del Mar members came up with the idea to perform a short version of the Little Rascals as an end-of-the-year celebration. The youth wrote their own script, conducted auditions, put together a full cast and set of directors, and they also created all of their own props. This was a very impressive show of leadership, creativity and teamwork. Great job Del Mar!
Friday, June 13th marked a very special day for many of our teens from the La Colonia Branch. The branch hosted 8th grade promotions and high school graduations.
SPORTS, FITNESS, RECREATION & HEALTH
BGC San Dieguito's Coach Gracie Van der Byl Wins Marathon Swim Around Manhattan
The NYC Swim organized event is the longest annual swim race in the world. The race began and finished at the South Cove in Battery Park City, New York. Grace completed the 28.5-mile counterclockwise course in 7 hours 14 minutes 3 seconds. The first male finisher was Samir Barei, in 7:17:59.
All Ages Basketball Skills Clinic
All ages are welcome to participate in our Basketball Skills Clinic, coached by former SDSU basketball player DJ Gay.
June 30th -August 27th.
How to Go D1
Do you have a son or daughter who is interested in playing college basketball or college sports? The How to go D1 seminar will give you a comprehensive step-by-step guidelines on everything your student-athlete needs to know and what they need to do to be eligible and gain the attention of college scouts.
Wednesday, July 16th 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:30pm
*NEW* Adult Fitness Classes at the Harper Branch!
Tennis Bootcamp | Stationary Indoor & Outdoor Cycling + Spin & Swim | Outdoor Bootcamp Try one of our NEW adult fitness classes out!
First time is FREE!
Phase 1 of the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle Kitchen & Garden Project is complete!
The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito's Harper Branch in Solana Beach has been teaching youth and adults about gardening, cooking, and healthy eating and living for over five years. The Center opened registration for eight summer camps and all the camps sold out in May, with almost 150 children enrolled. Because of the Center’s success, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is constructing a second center at the Griset Branch in Encinitas.
Commotion by the Ocean Recap
The Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Youth Arts Academy hosted its 6th annual Commotion by the Ocean event this year on Saturday, June 14th from 1pm to 4pm. Approximately two-hundred supporters, families and friends attended this family fun event which took place on the field adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, Polster Branch.
YAA Rock Bands Perform at House of Blues
Story written from Rock Band Student about House of Blues experience "When I found out that our band got to play at the House of Blues, I was excited. I made sure I had all of my band's songs down. The night before, our band, Satchurated Phat, practiced our setlist for the final time and made sure we were ready for the big day."
Thank You, San Diego County Toyota Dealers!
San Diego County Toyota Dealers donated a BRAND NEW Sienna Van to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito! They even wrapped it for us! Thank you to the San Diego County Toyota Dealers for their generosity and helping the Club with transportation!
Thank You, Rita's of Encinitas!
During Rita's of Encinitas Grand Opening Event on Friday, June 13th, the first 50 guests who brought art supplies for donation to the Boys & girls Clubs of San Dieguito recieved FREE ITALIAN ICE FOR A YEAR! All customers that day received free Italian ice in honor of their grand opening. The club also received a check for $500 that was accepted by our Youth of the Year candidate, Lizette Diaz. Thank you Rita's of Encinitas!
Thank You, Great Smiles!
"Taking from a non-profit where the vans are used for kids is disheartening," said David H. Crean, CEO of the Boy & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. "But we're extremely thankful for supporters like Great Smiles who came to the rescue and paid for the damages so we can continue to serve the community and the kids who need us most."
SAVE THE DATE! Opening Day, All Day at Sea & Smoke - An American Brasserie
Thursday, July 17th - Live music, drink specials and good times, all benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito!
The Great Boys & Girls Clubs Takeover | San Diego County
Join us on July 31st, 2014 as we team up with all nine of the Boys & Girls Clubs in San Diego County and take the county over!
BGC VAN TOUR STARTING AT 6AM
BELL HEARD AROUND THE WEB 3PM
END OF TOUR FESTIVAL STARTING AT 3PM
SAVE THE DATE! Youth-of-the-Year Gala - An African Safari Night
Friday, August 8th 2014 5:30-10pm
Join us as we honor an overall Youth-of-the Year. The evening will include horse racing, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, entertainment, and dancing with the Wayne Foster Band. Purchase your tickets/tables NOW! Only 5 weeks away!
SAVE THE DATE! C4K “Cruise 4 Kids” Sports & Exotic Car Rally
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH 2014 7:30AM - 2:00PM
C4K “Cruise 4 Kids” Sports & Exotic Car Rally is one the most anticipated signature events for car owners and enthusiasts in Southern California. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. The cruise starts at the Coronado Ferry Landing Shopping Center and will conclude at Jet Source, Jet Hangar.
BGC Blood Drive Recap
The Boys & Girls Club teamed up with the San Diego Blood Bank to host its first ever blood drive on Tuesday, June 24th from 12:30 to 5:30PM. We are so thankful to all the staff, board and community members who participated in the blood drive.
Amazon Smiles - You shop, Amazon Gives
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Professional Speaker Luncheon - Hosted by the BGC San Dieguito Foundation
The BGC San Dieguito Foundation hosted their first Professional Speaker Luncheon on Tuesday, June 10th. Marc Doss, Regional Chief Investment Officer with Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group gave a one hour presentation on the state of the economy in California. This is the first of many Professional Speaker Luncheons that will be hosted by the Foundation in the upcoming year. Be on the look-out for these complimentary lunches. If you are interested in finding out more information, contact the Foundation at (858) 755-9012.
Non-Profit of the Year 2014!
North San Diego Business Chamber awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito the prestigious honor of Non-Profit of the Year. The award was given at their annual Celebration of Business Awards Dinner on June 18th at the San Diego Marriott, La Jolla.
FACE OF THE FUTURE
Meet Cole Henry, 3rd Grader at the Griset Branch
Cole Henry has a kind heart and is a great friend to all the members. He has a smile on his face from the moment he steps into the Boys & Girls Club van to the time he leaves the club. Cole is always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers and the staff. When he arrives at the club he signs in and heads straight to the courtyard or gym. He is a natural born athlete!
MEET WHO'S LEADING OUR FUTURE
Meet Chris Conner, Youth Arts Academy Rock Band Director
Chris has worked for the music department for 12 years. It is evident that his passion is teaching music education with one goal in mind, to enjoy every minute of it. His humor brightens everyone’s day using silly nicknames for students and welcoming his families that enter our facility. Chris is one of the original instructors that started with the music program when it evolved into the Youth Arts Academy. He has worn many different hats such as marketing, customer service, and teaching while the program progressed into what it is today.
FROM THE CEO'S DESK
Boys & Girls Club CEO has big plans
“It’s very exciting. This position is incredibly rewarding,” said Crean, after the Board of Directors unanimously approved the move to make David H. Crean the new Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito during its May 15th meeting. “It’s incredibly rewarding to come to work every day and do what we do.”