January Newsletter 2020
From Our CEO, Marineke Vandervort
Thank you for making 2019 yet another remarkable year for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. As I enter my sixth year as the CEO, I am so proud to acknowledge the growth, strengthening and value our programs and services have brought to this community. This year marks our 54th year of service, providing access to after school programs and top notch athletics to almost 7,000 youth across our 7 Clubhouses and 7 specialty programs. Read More

Marineke Vandervort
Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
3 Ways to PARticipate & Give Back
January 23-26, 2020
Get 40% off general admission tickets good for ANY day of the tournament for just $35 AND $25 of your purchase goes back to BGC San Dieguito!
Become a VIP on the 15th hole Sunday, January 26th with in and out access to a private cabana for $250/person.
Our Chip-In-For-Kids
Golf Tournament on Sunday, January 26, 2020 is sold out!
RSD Competes at Junior National Championships in Washington
Our RSD swim team took 10 swimmers to the winter Junior National Championships, Dec 10-14, at the Weyerhaeuser Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. RSD achieved its best placing results in the history of our program, with the team finishing in 15th place overall. Our young men finished ninth overall. Once again, we were the highest scoring team from San Diego-Imperial Swimming. Congrats to all of our swimmers and coaches!
Bulldogs Basketball Program is Developing Players For High School

Bulldogs started December off with 300 boys and girls attending winter tryouts, creating 32 teams for the winter season! As our program continues to grow, the presence of Bulldogs players in local high schools has expanded as well. Over 100 Bulldog alumni are competing at high schools all over San Diego. Bulldogs Basketball has established itself as the best in San Diego when it comes to preparing and developing basketball players for high school. Learn more about our Bulldogs Basketball program here .
Empowering Girls In Sports at Bulldogs HER TIME Event
February 9, 2020

Did you know that by the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys? Through our programs and events like Her Time, Bulldogs Basketball is trying to change that statistic.

This community event empowers girls to push past their limits in both sports and life in celebration of National Women and Girls in Sports Day.

This event is for girls in grades 6-8 with an accompanying adult. Register Now
Our Clubs Were Busy This Holiday Season!
184 Children and Teens and 118 Families Were Sponsored This Holiday Season
Because of your kindness, 184 children and teens experienced our community's warmth and generosity as they received either a special gift or gift card that they otherwise would not have been able to receive. In addition, 118 families were gifted a $75 Vons gift card to help with groceries. Thank you to all the donors, companies, volunteers, and staff that made this much needed program possible!
300 People Attended Breakfast With Santa at Griset Clubhouse
This year's Breakfast With Santa had an amazing turnout! Families gathered at the Clubhouse to enjoy a delicious breakfast and take pictures with Santa. This community driven event was made possible by the help of many, including our Board members, staff, teen Keystone Club members, and in-kind donors Captain Kenos, Walmart of Encinitas, Home Depot and McDonalds. Thank you!
Shop With a Jock Enabled Youth to Purchase Gifts For Their Family
Because of support from the Junior Seau Foundation, 3 La Colonia youth members as well as 10 teenagers from across our Clubhouses participated in Shop with a Jock. Each youth was given $100 to shop with a jock and purchase gifts for their family members. This emotional event brought both tears and smiles to the faces of our youth who otherwise would not have been able to give to their loved ones this holiday season.
Smiles All Around at La Colonia's Holiday Party
La Colonia youth and Harper Center teens kicked off the holiday season with their annual Holiday Party. Families enjoyed an evening full of fun, crafts, and dinner sponsored by Jake's Del Mar. The evening boasted a special visit from the San Diego Sockers and Santa Claus himself! A big thank you to the Del Mar Rotary Club for sponsoring the event and the numerous volunteers from Rotary and our own Jr. Board, whose time and support made this event possible for our youth and families.
Family Gingerbread Fundraiser

Our Allred Clubhouse was crammed with holiday cheer, sweets and laughter last month during their 2nd Annual Gingerbread Fundraiser. Members and their families enjoyed building gingerbread houses, pizza and spending time together.
Polar Express Kids Night In

Our Del Mar Clubhouse hosted their second Parents Night Out this past December, a Polar Express Night in for the kids. They had a pajama party complete with hot cocoa, the Polar Express movie, and a delicious pasta dinner!
Thank you Sahm Family Foundation for matching all donations received by December 31st, up to $30,000!
Thank you to the Guilford Whitney Foundation for granting our Club $6,000 to go toward our transportation needs. 
January 26, 2020

Golf Sunday, January 26, 2020 on the North Course in tournament conditions then watch the pros come in on the 15th hole in a private cabana. 
February 9, 2020
A community event celebrating national women and girls in sports week. For girls in grades 6-8 with an accompanying adult.
March 15, 17, & 24, 2020

RSD’s only annual fundraiser raising money for our RSD swim team and overall maintenance at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Pardee Aquatics Center. 

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