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July Ambassador Meeting

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

July Ambassador Meeting

Ambassadors, Please join us on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 for our monthly Ambassador meeting! Please note location change below. Ambassador Meeting Wednesday, July 13 967 Camino del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108 6-7 p.m....

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SPARK’s 2016 Career Day

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

SPARK’s 2016 Career Day

In May, 2016, SPARK held its third annual Career Day at the Roberts Family Branch in Linda Vista. Nearly 200 kids from three different branches took part in the event, which featured more than a dozen local professions. The kids were able to learn from aviators, computer software programmers, EMTs, financial and health experts, policemen, and even a horse farrier and professional musician! “I enjoyed talking with all of the different professionals about what they do.  It was interesting and inspiring to learn how they choose what they do for a living,” said Malik, a teen member of the Clairemont Branch. He continued, “It was really cool to put on the real gear at the SWAT van. The professionals were so nice to take the time to be with us. I had so much fun.” BGCSD members each filled out a “career passport” in order to enter into an opportunity drawing for Minecraft items and three Kindle Fire tablets. We thank all our participants for taking the time to enlighten our youth about a wide variety of awesome careers! J!nx shares Minecraft insider knowledge. Seeing what it takes to be an EMT. Learning how to shoe a horse, of course. Becoming a part of San Diego’s SWAT team. Join the Navy, see the world. The kids designed their dream...

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Service Project – Painting Party

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Service Project – Painting Party

On Saturday, May 14th, several SPARK Ambassadors and friends traveled to the Conrad Prebys Ramona Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego to lend some much needed helping hands. Sporting their best (and worst) painting outfits, the team worked together to update and brighten the branch’s game room with a fresh coat of paint on over 900 square feet.  Covering up the old neon yellow and purple walls with a vibrant “Boys & Girls Club blue” was fun and rewarding, even if some Ambassadors still have blue paint under their fingernails! Upon her return, branch manager Simone McCune was ecstatic. “I returned from Leadership Camp to find our Game Room looking AMAZING! Big thanks to SPARK for taking the time! It’s amazing what a difference some fresh paint makes! We had a lot of compliments.” Special thanks to the branch’s teen volunteer Brandon for jumping in and lending a helping hand as well! We hope the kids and staff will enjoy the new color for many years to...

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Kids Win at Laser Tag

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016

Kids Win at Laser Tag

On April 7, 2016, SPARK hosted 14 members from the Clairemont & William J. Oakes branches for their annual Laser Tag service event. SPARK VP Stacey Shea played three games of laser tag with the kids at the UltraZone Laser Tag facility in San Diego. The kids enjoyed In & Out burgers after competing in laser tag. For a majority of the kids, it was their first time playing laser tag and going to In &...

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Party in the Park

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016

Party in the Park

Thank you to the Ambassadors, friends, family, and furry ones who came out for our picnic in beautiful Presidio Park! We enjoyed a competitive game of bocce ball, a friendly corn hole tournament, and even tried out the slack line. We’re thinking this needs to be a monthly event! Party in the Park Saturday, April 16th 12 – 3 p.m. Presidio Park     Additional info: We’ll be set up at the top of the hill at the intersection of Presidio Drive and Cosoy Way. It is labeled “The Arbor” on the park map. Parking is available along Cosoy Way, in the adjacent neighborhood, or in the parking lot at the bottom of the hill. We’ll have blue pop-up tents and the SPARK banner displayed so it will be easy to find us. Dogs are allowed. Alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers please. There are bathrooms close by.   Get directions here:...

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March Ambassador Meeting

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

March Ambassador Meeting

Ambassadors, Please join us on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 for our monthly Ambassador meeting. Wear something GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!   Directions to BGCGSD Clairemont Resource & Training Center: 4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA...

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