Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (BGCSM) will host its 38th Annual Auction & Dinner on Friday, November 1st, to raise funds in order to continue to provide impactful programs and services to thousands of disadvantaged Los Angeles-area youth.
By giving the children who need it most a safe and nurturing environment to develop and learn, SMBGC enables youth to reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens.
The Auction & Dinner, presented by US Bank, will be held at the luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica. This year’s event will honor local real estate businessman John D. (Jack) Jones who recently donated $1 million to the BGCSM, and the Community Corporation of Santa Monica, a nonprofit organization that develops and manages affordable housing.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica has a long tradition of giving our youth the tools and support they need be successful in life. We focus on developing the whole child, not just academically, but also in the areas of technology, self-improvement, sports, health, community involvement and leadership skills,” says Aaron Young, CEO and President of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. “The continued success of our programs and services would not be possible without the long-term support of our amazing donors, sponsors and partners.”
In addition to a lively dance display by children from the BGCSM’s Mar Vista Garden Branch, this year’s event will feature a special performance by Louis Price, former lead signer of the Temptations. Louis will take the stage to sing Stand by Me, while individuals and companies literally “stand up for kids” by generously donating the needed funds to reach as many children in the LA area as possible, and to improve their chances of having a great future.
Another highlight of the event is the live auction where guests can bid on fantastic packages such as “Be a NASCAR Driver for a Day,” a 7-night stay at a private Villa in Bali, a dinner party for 25 at The Galley in Santa Monica, a 2-year lease of a Lexus CT 200h from Lexus Santa Monica, and a game of Horse with Michael Cooper from the Lakers.
About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
Founded in 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica currently serves approximately 8,000 youth through memberships and community outreach. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica now has 9 sites, with 2 more opening up in 2013. Youth come to the Clubs from all over Los Angeles County, Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles and Inglewood. Members pay a $20 annual fee for access to all Club amenities and programs that span across education, leadership, recreation and more. The Club operates with the objective of serving children from all backgrounds, regardless of economic circumstances – ensuring that youth ages 6 to 18 have a safe and nurturing environment to develop socially, succeed in school, stay physically active and prepare for positive futures. For more information, visit us at http://www.smbgc.org, or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/smbgcfan) and Twitter (twitter.com/SMBGC).
About John D. (Jack) Jones
A longtime Angeleno, Jack Jones is a quiet, well-respected real estate professional with a desire to help the communities where he has been investing for nearly 40 years. Throughout his distinguished career, Jones has been passionate about supporting organizations that provide services for the benefit and enrichment of local children, providing them with tools for futures success. Jones donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica for a new community branch located in the Mar Vista Gardens apartment complex. The Club's newest branch - The Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center - is located at 4901 Marionwood Drive in Mar Vista Gardens.
About Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) is a community-based, non-profit corporation that was created 30 years ago by a group of volunteers who sought to pre- serve the economic diversity of Santa Monica by purchasing apartments and leasing them at affordable rents. Since its inception, CCSM has developed and currently man- ages 1,640 affordable apartments and is home to 3,735 people. In 2007, CCSM began working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica to create an unprecedented partnership, opening Clubs within affordable housing developments in the City of Santa Monica. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica now has Clubs in three CCSM properties and will open another two in 2013.