Kids

Disney Star Visits Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on December 15, 2014

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GenerationOn’s Celebrity Youth Ambassador Francesca Capaldi took a few minutes out of her busy Disney Channel filming schedule to spread some cheer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Clubhouse.

“I’m so pleased to serve as a ‘Joy Ambassador’ for generationOn,” said Francesca. “It gives me the wonderful opportunity to meet amazing people, learn about others, and give back to the community in which I live, Carlsbad.”

The young “Dog With A Blog” star brought along 100 toys, which will be given to Club members next week. GenerationOn has partnered with Hasbro for The Joy Maker Challenge, a campaign that engages students in meaningful, hands-on service projects during the holiday season. For each action a youngster takes to help others, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots (up to $1 million). They are also providing 100 toys to each of their 100 Joy Ambassadors across the country, of which Francesca is one. [click to continue…]

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Skateboarder Chris Cole Hits Up Alga Norte

by The Editors on December 5, 2014

Are your kids tired of skating Carlsbad’s newest skateboard park at Alga Norte? This mini-session from pro skateboarder Chris Cole should give them a few ideas on some new lines to take. Pretty smooth, huh? He makes this skatepark look even better than it is and gives away a couple pairs of Thunder Trucks in the process.

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5th Annual Carols of Carlsbad This Saturday

by The Editors on December 4, 2014

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This Saturday the Carlsbad Education Foundation welcomes the Holiday Season with the 5th Annual Carols of Carlsbad at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. The event will features live musical performances from a variety of Carlsbad Unified School District kindergarten through high school students. It’s all starts at 3 PM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]

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Enjoy Holiday At The Rancho On December 6

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

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Join the City of Carlsbad in kicking off the 2014 holiday season with the annual Holiday at the Rancho event at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM.

Pre-sale tickets are available at $6 per person from now until Dec. 5, and tickets at the door are $8. Children under 3 are free. . . Admission includes crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating, 14-foot tree-lighting, an outdoor movie and entertainment. Sleds and the snow hill are also included in the price of admission. . . . Children can also sit on the lap of the western-styled Santa, a unique moment that parents can capture with their own cameras or pay $3 for a souvenir photo. Pony rides will be available and are an additional $6.

Leo Carrillo Ranch is located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for photos from years past (2008, 2009), or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad.

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Reef Scares Boys & Girls Clubs For Halloween

by The Editors on November 4, 2014

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Clubhouse was transformed into a truly scary haunted house just in time for Halloween, thanks in part to sweat equity provided courtesy of Reef.

“Here at Reef, each employee is allotted up to five paid days off annually to volunteer at a charity of our choosing,” explained Reef Marketing Coordinator Jackie Hall. “We zeroed in on the Boys & Girls Club. The option of building a haunted house as a volunteer activity is a little out of the norm, and it sounded like it would be a blast!”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Kids Win At 33rd Boys & Girls Clubs Gala

by The Editors on October 30, 2014

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Gala Chairs Greg and Barbi Nelson, Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin, and Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan.
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The martinis were chilled, the mood was celebratory, and a terrific time was had by the 550 guests who attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 33rd Annual Gala to celebrate “The Greatest Club On Earth!” at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

The dynamic Wayne Foster Music and Entertainment provided sensational sounds that kept the dance floor packed all night. Additional touches included a singing performance by Club members, a candy bar, a photo booth complete with dress-up props, and even a dancing stilt walker! The event was emceed by Kimberly Hunt and her husband, Billy Ray Smith. Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin were recognized for their many significant contributions to not only the Boys & Girls Club, but the city of Carlsbad.

“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. “I loved seeing all of our guests take selfies wearing their clown noses!” Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals, which means Carlsbad’s kids are the real winners.”

Proceeds from the event go directly towards operating funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, which has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952. For more information regarding Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad or your own personal tour, please call (760) 444-4893, visit www.bgccarlsbad.org, or email info@bgccarlsbad.org.

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Active8 Gets Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Training

by The Editors on October 21, 2014

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Thanks to the generosity of Activ8 Athleticism, young athletes who participate in sports programs through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad are being given a first-class athletic development experience.

“Activ8 Athleticism has tailor-made specific training programs for each sport,” says Nigel Cabral, the Club’s Athletic Director. “Thanks to their efforts, our kids are developing coordination, balance, and body awareness, in turn improving their confidence level and long-term enjoyment of the sport, as well as reducing injuries.”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Kulchins To Chair Boys & Girls Club Gala

by The Editors on August 21, 2014

Ann And David KulchinThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad are happy to announce that longtime community volunteers and advocates Ann and David Kulchin will serve as Honorary Chairs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 33rd Annual “The Greatest Club on Earth!” Gala.

Dave Kulchin joined the Club’s Board of Directors in June 1999. He wore many hats during his tenure, including Board President. He currently holds the highest honor – Lifetime Honorary Board Member – as a result of his significant contributions to the Club. He and his wife, former Carlsbad Councilmember and Mayor pro-tem Ann Kulchin, raised close to $1.2 million to build a new branch of the Boys & Girls Club in Bressi Ranch. This state-of-the-art Clubhouse opened in 2011.

The gala takes place at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, October 25, at 6:00 pm. For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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San Diego Soccerloco Surf Cup Hits Del Mar

by The Editors on July 24, 2014

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On August 2-4, 2014 Carlsbad’s soccer retailer soccerloco is hosting the 34th Annual San Diego soccerloco Surf Cup. And yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

The 2014 tournament will host over 400 college coaches and scouts. This is not only one of the most sought-after title accolades in youth soccer but it is also one of the largest, with over a hundred different clubs flying in and traveling to the beautifully polished Del Mar polo fields. One of the competing clubs at the event this year stems from Carlsbad’s very own community, the Carlsbad United FC. The most important aspect of this tournament is not necessarily about winning but it is more so about building teamwork skills and networking with some of the best within the local soccer community.

Soccerloco’s President Jon Lococo is proud to be associated with the event. “This event is a big part of the San Diego community culture and we are really looking forward to seeing all the clubs come out and play,” says Lococo.

For the official word from Soccerloco including all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Young Americans Camp At Sage Creek

by The Editors on July 17, 2014

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Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Carlsbad Education Foundation and the award winning Young Americans National Tour Summer Camp for singing, dancing and growing, August 5 – 9, 2014 at Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School.

Students in grades 3 to 12 of all performance levels train with 45 international performers who are top artists in the industry in every genre including songwriting, professional dance and vocal performance. Students perform in a huge finale show on Saturday, August 9th which showcases family favorites from Broadway, Disney, and popular hits. All ticket sales benefit the Carlsbad Educational Foundation as a fundraiser for K-12 music programs.

For more information or to register, please visit www.youngamericans.org/summercamps

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