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1891 - Per local legend, President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
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Upcoming Events

Save the Date!  Get Your Table!  Donate Auction Items!
The 41st Annual Auction benefiting the
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
is set for Saturday, June 2.
Bert and Jane Boeckmannof Galpin Motorswill chair

Heroes Among Us: A Gala Celebration.

The auction will feature hundreds of exciting live and silent auction items,
gourmet food and entertainment.
If you have any items to donate or would like to purchase tickets or a table,
please call 661-254-3063.
Location to be announced in May.

Aug. 27:  Keyes Lexus of Valencia Club Classic 
Golf Tournament

Attention all golfers! Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Keyes Lexus of Valencia Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic: Monday, August 27, at the beautiful Valencia Country Club – with lunch and dinner included. Play on a championship course that has hosted The Nissan Open and The AT&T Classic. For more information, call the Foundation Office at 661-254-3063.
News & Announcements

Wine Event Raises Funds for Club Kids
“One March Night… A Special Wine Event” brought in $14,000 for Club kids on March 21 at Salt Creek Grille. Once again, Karl and Terry Kanowsky were excellent chairs. Adam and Diana Lee, the owners of Siduri Winery, were very generous donating wine and auction prizes. They agreed to double a popular package that included a wonderful collection of signed bottles from Siduri and Novy Wineries. The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley is grateful to everyone who helped make this evening such a success.

Basketball Star Visits Clubhouse
Charles Barkley, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, came to the Newhall Clubhouse in February to film a commercial for CDW. He plays an “IT guy” who is hired to actually bring a basketball championship to the company Gordon & Taylor. In between takes, Barkley mingled and conversed with the kids. He also signed autographs and interrupted a Girl Scouts meeting to talk about women’s basketball.
Thank You to our Donor Friends

Gap Contributes $400 to Kids
Teenagers from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley helped promote a fundraiser for the Club, which was held at Gap on Jan. 20-22. Customers who donated $5 were given 25 percent off their entire purchase.  Gap Inc. stores in the company’s Los Angeles region took part in the fundraising campaign. The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley received more than $400 from this event.
Ways to Help

Vote for the Local Club!

Be sure to vote for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  We are in the running for $2,500 from the Lakers Youth Foundation. Click here, scroll to the bottom and submit your vote. You may only vote one time and you must do so by April 13. Thank you for your support!
What’s Happening at the Clubhouses

Children, ages 7-17, enjoy a variety of stimulating and fun activities at the Canyon Country and Newhall clubhouses.

Nearly 20 kids enjoyed a spring break outing on April 3 to the Los Angeles Zoo, including a look at the new LAIR exhibit, which features reptiles, amphibians, and other animals.
Local teenager Isaac Corrarubias was among 28 youth recognized on March 15 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America-Los Angeles County Alliance Youth of the Year event at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Isaac represented the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley as its 2011 Youth of Year.  A member of the Club for eight years, he is now attending College of the Canyons. He hopes to one day lead a Boys & Girls Club as the chief professional officer.  Isaac received a $1,000 scholarship, laptop computer, four Disneyland tickets, and two LA Kings tickets.
Kathy Hunter from the Hart School District led a bullying workshop with teenagers from Leaders in Training and Keystone Club on March 14. She talked about how to identify bullying and described the different types of bullying.
On March 10, six teenagers enjoyed a visit to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The orchestra seats were donated by Jack Shine, a past Club board member.
The Sierra Vista Clubhouse sponsored a Great Bike Giveaway on March 23. After collecting bike donations from Walmart for several months, the Club was able to raffle off 46 bikes.
On February 28, a group of kids enjoyed an outing to a Clippers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Both Clubhouses recently finished basketball season for ages 7 to 12. Sierra Vista won the championship for ages 10-12. The season for teenager players is now in full swing.
On March 31, the Division 2 (ages 10-12) basketball teams from Sierra Vista and Newhall participated in a Biddy Basketball Tournament at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. All players played hard and enjoyed themselves. Sierra Vista won the consolation prize after losing the first game and then going on to win the rest of the games in the alternate bracket. Newhall lost both its first and second games.
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Positive-place

During spring break the week of April 2, the Boys & Girls Club doors were open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with activities including trips to the zoo and Disneyland, a game of Scratch golf, a spring carnival and egg hunt, and Kozak Football Camp. Our members are busy and thriving!

We hope you enjoyed reading about all of the activities that make our Club great. The Boys & Girls Club guides young people in the right direction where they learn and strengthen responsibility, character, teamwork, self-esteem, academics and leadership.

Don’t forget to click here to make a contribution to help!

 

Great Futures Start HERE!

Sincerely,

Jim Ventress
Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley

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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International, aka “The Jaycees,” is staging a donations drive throughout April to aid nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley homeless services provider Bridge to Home.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
The nonprofit Raising the Curtain Foundation, which supports the Newhall Family Theatre, will host a family fun night of animation film screenings from the students of CalArts at the NFT on Friday, May 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
May’s National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes.
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
The Gentle Barn is honoring 2019's Year of the Pig with some of the world's most amazing pigs at a public event Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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