Carlsbad’s Junior Police Academy Graduates

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

Jr Police Academy
A total of 21 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad graduated from the Junior Police Academy on April 2. Geared for kids between the ages of 9 and 16, classes were designed in conjunction with the Carlsbad Police Department.

“When Club members donned their Junior Police Academy t-shirts, their demeanor changed,” said Club Coordinator Anna Deluna. “The kids knew that by putting on that ‘uniform,’ they were to act with respect, honor, and dignity.”

Junior Police Academy members attended six weekly lessons. Classroom topics included crime prevention, communicating with police officers, finger printing, an introduction to the Explorer program, social media precautions, and the K9 patrol. They also featured various guest speakers who gave insight as to the variety of services the police provides to the Carlsbad community. [click to continue…]


Jonathan Miller Named Youth of the Year

by The Editors on February 24, 2014

Pictured (L to R): Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan Miller, and Club CEO Brad Holland. Photo Courtesy Louise Donahue

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named Jonathan Miller (pictured above) as Carlsbad Youth of the Year. Asia Henry was runner up.

The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Thanks to the generosity of Julie and Matt Harelson and Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and Asia will receive $1,500 for higher education purposes. . . “Jonathan is a fine representative of the Club; he has been a member for ten years and participated in so many of our programs,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “He has struggled in the past, and is now making great choices. We are proud of the progress he has made, and that he was selected as our Youth of the Year.” All finalists were interviewed by a community panel including the Harelsons, Patsy Bock of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Allison Tarter of Toyota and Lexus Carlsbad, and John Cottingham formerly of Life Technologies.

Congratulations, Mr. Miller. Nice work! For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Teens Be Seen At Teen Scene

by The Editors on February 10, 2014

Teen Scene

On February 22, 2014 the City of Carlsbad will host it’s 11th Annual Teen Scene at the Calavera Hills Community Center. All ages are welcome. The evening will features a battle of the bands, a neon dance room, and a video game experience.

“The caliber of talent that Teen Scene attracts as well as its high-quality production, professional judges and prizes have made it one of the largest teen events in North County,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the City of Carlsbad. “The City of Carlsbad is proud to offer this venue for creative expression to its young residents.”

Admission is $5 a person until 4 PM February 21, 2014 and then $8 at the door. Follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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EverBank Supports Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on November 21, 2013

Everbank Toy Drive
Pictured (L to R): EverBank team members Dennis Smith, Tammy Walsh, Rian Tobias, Cajucom, Grant Tisdale, Club CEO Brad Holland, Scott Degnan, Vicki Hamamoto, Scott Sabo celebrate their toy drive success (not pictured: Simone DeLira).

When Simone DeLira of EverBank was given the task of organizing the company’s grand opening in Carlsbad, priority one was making it be community oriented. One of the City’s oldest nonprofits, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, was selected as the charity of choice. Each guest was asked to bring a toy or make a donation to the Club. Needless to say, it was a huge success!

“We have recently opened a new Home Loan Division here in Carlsbad,” stated EverBank Manager Grant Tisdel. “We are very excited to be a part of the community, and our Open House/Toy Drive was a way to give back in a meaningful way.” . . “Every member at our Village Clubhouse will be given a holiday gift, thanks to the generosity of EverBank as well as other local individuals and companies,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “We are so grateful for the support Grant , Simone, and EverBank’s entire team has given our kids.”

Sounds like a great way to start. For the rest of the story, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Halloween Comes To the Village

by The Editors on October 25, 2013

For the full schedule follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Raises $220,000

by The Editors on October 8, 2013

Member Performers
Club kids are excited to perform at the annual Gala! Photo Credit: Joanna Herr

The annual “Come Play With Us” Gala held Saturday evening September 28, 2013 ended up raising a record $220,000 for the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs, up 30 percent from last year.

“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to raise significant funds that will benefit our community’s children!”

For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of [click to continue…]


Raise Money For Kids By Playing Silly Game

by The Editors on September 27, 2013

Golfhome2013The Carlsbad Education Foundation is hosting its 13th Annual Carlsbad Golf Classic on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the City of Carlsbad’s lovely, stylish, financial sink hole The Crossings At Carlsbad.

This should not stop you from registering, donating huge sponsorship dollars, and proving just how flush you are by over-bidding on all the cool stuff in the evening’s auction.

Sure it’s golf, but Carlsbad’s kids are important and the work the Carlsbad Education Foundation does for city schools is epic.
Click here for all the information. And lend a hand. . . even if it is golf.


Sign-ups Still Open For Fall Youth Basketball

by The Editors on September 23, 2013

Cbad Bball

Registration has been extended for the City of Carlsbad’s 2013-14 Fall Youth Basketball Season. The league is for boys and girls grades 1 through 8 and is held at the Calavera Hills Community Center Gymnasium and the Stagecoach Community Center Gymnasium. Practice begins the first week of November, games start the first Saturday in December. The fee is $110 for Carlsbad residents and $120 for non-residents. For the official word from the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Madagascar 3 At Family Movie Night

by The Editors on August 28, 2013

Family Movie NightStagecoach Community Park will host a Family Movie Night presentation of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted on Saturday night, September 14, 2013.

The movie is free, and fun zone wristbands will be available for $5. The wristbands provide unlimited access to the circus-themed fun zone that includes bounce houses, slides, carnival games and activities. Beverages, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes and ice cream will be available for purchase.

The evening begins at 5 PM on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The movie starts at Sunset. Stagecoach Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, in Carlsbad. [click to continue…]


3 On 3 Basketball At Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall

by The Editors on May 8, 2013


On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.

Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.

It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.

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