Del Sol Lions collect $1,338 in Solana Beach for backpack effort

The Del Sol Lions collected $1,338 in tips from generous community members over the two-day Fiesta Del Sol -—-- May 31 and June 1 — in Solana Beach to help fund a student backpack and school supply program for the upcoming school year. Del Sol Lions Club members volunteered and collected donations in the VIP and wine garden areas.

The donations collected at the Fiesta Del Sol will help pay for new backpacks and school supplies for more than 175 young students in need through Casa de Amistad, a non-profit tutoring and mentoring program based in Solana Beach.

“This is a fine example of the community rallying around an important cause,” said David Cain, president of the Del Sol Lions. “We are grateful to have such strong public support for our charity programs, and we appreciate the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce allowing us to raise these funds at the Fiesta Del Sol. It was a team effort.”

“More than 50,000 people came to Solana Beach for the Fiesta Del Sol this year. This is great exposure for our city’s businesses and community service projects,” said Carolyn Cohen, president of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate all the hard work of everyone involved to make this event such a success year in and year out.”

The Del Sol Lions are part of an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries serving those in need and youth in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Carmel Valley.

The Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at the Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach. Visit