Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will hold the annual Youth of the Year Celebration “Country Nights,” which will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Del Mar Racetrack Infield Pavilion. This year’s event will include evening horse racing, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, gourmet dinner, themed entertainment, music and dancing with DJ Danny & 35 Productions and the announcement of the 2018 Youth of the Year Award winner. Guests are encouraged to dust off their boots, bandanas, and western attire and mosey on down to the Del Mar Racetrack. Net proceeds raised help provide funding for positive activities that allow children to learn, grow and develop healthy lifestyles within a safe and nurturing environment.
The Youth of the Year Celebration honors individuals that attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito locations, including the Allred and Polster Clubs in Carmel Valley, Del Mar Club, Griset and Ocean Knoll Clubs in Encinitas, and Harper and La Colonia Clubs in Solana Beach. The award acknowledges teens ages 14-18 for their achievements in leadership, service to community, academic excellence and healthy lifestyles. Award nominees exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.
The winner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth of the Year Award will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and will compete in the local and possibly state and regional levels for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This culminates in five regional winners meeting in Washington D.C. to compete for the National Youth of the Year title and a $25,000 college scholarship, renewable for up to four years (totaling $100,000).
“Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito gave me a lot of my firsts. My first new pair of shoes, bike, trip to Disneyland, but most importantly they gave me my first look at what I want to become,” said Jose Becerra, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s 2017 Youth of the Year. To learn about the 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth of the Year Award winner, visit bgcsandieguito.org/2017-youth-of-the-year-winner/
For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito or for a tour of one of its facilities, please visit bgcSanDieguito.org or call (858) 755-9371.