The 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…]
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…]
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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On Saturday night, July 19, 2014, the City of Carlsbad is giving parents the chance to drop the kids off at the new Alga Norte pool and have two hours to themselves.
Splash Bash is designed for children 8 and older, but kids younger than 8 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Attendees will spend an evening playing on giant inflatables, walking on water in giant water balls, diving off of diving boards and dancing to music under the lights poolside. Tickets are $10 per person. One child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult.
We know how great two hours can be. It’s not long enough for a movie, but definitely long enough to get dinner or something. For more info, click the link.
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Each year the Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championships raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. And each year they get a local artist to create an original piece for the competition. This year, Encinitas cartoonist Jim Whiting has created the art work.
Jim Whiting began his career as a magazine cartoonist, creating chuckles for such well respected national publications as The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Look magazine. After a short stint at a successful NYC advertising agency, Jim began to sell his original cartoons to the aforementioned clients and over 75 additional publications. Mr. Whiting has created countless illustrations for books, magazines, and presentations. He currently lives in Encinitas with his wife, Bernita, and Bella, their dog.
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On Saturday, June 7, 2014 the City of Carlsbad will be introducing all their summer activities at the Alga Norte park Aquatic Center from 4 to 7 PM with Splash Into Summer.
This family-friendly event is designed for kids and adults to preview all the aquatic center has to offer this summer, including classes, camps, movies and other fun events. Swim in the warm water pool, play on the giant inflatables and water balls, and enjoy the splash pad. Learn about masters swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, and aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. Entrance fee is $8 per person and refreshments are available for purchase. One child, age 3 and under may be admitted free with a paying adult.
If you haven’t yet visited the Alga Norte Aquatic Center, you really should. It’s just like going on vacation to a fancy resort, however, this one only costs $5 for adults and $3 for children. For the official word from the City Parks and Rec department, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
On June 1, 2014 Carlsbad’s Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park transforms into the Wild West Fest “a rustic adventure of western themed crafts, salsa contest, root beer tastings, pony rides and mechanical bull riding for kids.”
The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will take place at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The park was once a working rancho owned by actor, philanthropist, poet and preservationist Leo Carrillo and is a designated California Historical Landmark. . . Admission to Wild West Fest is free, and activity cards can be purchased for $6 for things like pony and mechanical bull rides, souvenir photos with authentically dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and western themed crafts. . . Among the event highlights is the salsa contest, which is judged by Chili’s, and features prizes for salsa taste as well as table presentation in the following categories: best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, funniest presentation, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and originality.
Yee haw! Sounds like a great way to spend the day with your little buckeroos. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Pictured (L to R): Winning Foursome members Steve Farnsworth, Scott Buoy, Club CEO Brad Holland, Aleco Prevalos, and Rob Gough.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad scored big at their 62nd Annual Golf Tournament held April 24, 2014 at the Aviara Golf Club.
“The success of this tournament is a result of astounding contributions from so many individuals and companies throughout North County,” said Randy Ferren of California Bank & Trust, Steering Committee Chair. “While the day presented so many winners, we are pleased that the kids are the ultimate winners – and benefit from this generosity.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Club, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
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…]
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…]