Service

SPARK Ambassadors engage in philanthropic activities to assist the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Below are some recent Service events.

Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drop

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Recent Events, Service, Social | Comments Off on Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drop

Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drop

Don your most festive attire and join us for our annual Holiday Happy Hour! This year, we’ll be gathering at 57 Degrees in lower Mission Hills to enjoy some craft beer and wine while wrapping toys for the kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego! Thursday, December 8th 57 Degrees 6-9 p.m. In lieu of a cover charge, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages 5-16. Location: 57 Degrees – Craft Beer & Wine Bar 1735 Hancock Street San Diego, CA 92101...

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SPARK’s 2016 Career Day

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on SPARK’s 2016 Career Day

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 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Service Project – Painting Party

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 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Kids Win at Laser Tag

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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5th Annual SPARK Holiday Toy Drive

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Recent Events, Service, Social | Comments Off on 5th Annual SPARK Holiday Toy Drive

5th Annual SPARK Holiday Toy Drive

  Join us this December for our 5th Annual SPARK Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Happy Hour Details Thursday, December 3rd 6-9 p.m. Mission Brewery 1441 L Street, San Diego Don’t forget to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater or holiday attire!  Cover: $20 or one unwrapped gift (value $15+) Ugly Sweater Party Free beer tastings courtesy of Gogobot! Special dessert courtesy of PB Bakery! Ice breaker games with prizes Food Trucks Craft Beer Opportunity Drawings with Great Prizes! Gift Wrapping Station How to Donate: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or game for a child 14-years or younger Donate online at DonateSDYouth.org (mention SPARK in the donation form) Gather gift donations for our opportunity drawings Previous donations have included gift cards, Padres/Aztecs/Chargers tickets, alcohol gift sets, game boards, gift baskets, etc. If you have donations for our drawing, please email Nicole. Click the flyer to print & share:   Get directions:...

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SPARK Service Event: Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on SPARK Service Event: Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

SPARK Service Event: Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

Help us assemble Thanksgiving gift baskets! SPARK Ambassadors, help us assemble dinner baskets for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday! Each volunteer is asked to bring needed food items from our list. Click the link below to register for this event! Where: BGCGSD Clairemont Resource & Training Center 4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117 When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6 p.m.     Get directions to the...

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Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

A dozen of our SPARK Ambassadors joined us on October 21st at the Clairemont branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs for a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! More than 85 kids attended, from 5-13 years old. The younger kids got crazy with stickers… …while the older kids tested their carving skills. Check out some more of their handiwork!...

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Yonder Alonso BASEBowl

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Yonder Alonso BASEBowl

Yonder Alonso BASEBowl

SPARK, Friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, recently hosted the Yonder Alonso Celebrity BaseBOWL Tournament at the East Village Tavern+Bowl on July 22, 2015. The event featured athletes and sports personalities teaming up with San Diego executives for one night of fun, bowling, camaraderie, food, drinks, and fundraising. With more than 200 guests in attendance, the spectacular silent auction–sports memorabilia, travel experiences, restaurant packages, and more–raised over $9,000, while the entire event raised $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego! Twenty Padres players, coaches, management, and staff attended the event. Padres announcer Mark Grant was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The Scripps Ranch Old Pros, who played with Padres Wil Myers, took home the title by defeating 11 other teams. Thanks to Yonder Alonso, MVP Sports, San Diego Padres, SPARK, East Village Tavern+Bowl, partners, spectators, donors, and volunteers for making this a night to...

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Yonder Alonso’s Celebrity BASEbowl Tournament

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Yonder Alonso’s Celebrity BASEbowl Tournament

Yonder Alonso’s Celebrity BASEbowl Tournament

  Join San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso and friends for a unique bowling experience, while supporting over 22,000 youth! Yonder Alonso’s Celebrity BASEbowl Tournament July 22, 2015 6-9 p.m. East Village Tavern + Bowl Become a Corporate Sponsor & Have Fun Bowling! Become a Corporate Sponsor today and earn the chance to bowl with local athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers! Sponsorships are available from $2,500-$15,000. View our Sponsorship Packages Donate an Auction Item (Download the Form) Bowlers must be signed up by July 10, 2015. For more details, visit YonderAlonsoBaseBowl.com. If you’re interested in a sponsorship package, contact Brad Owen by email bowen@dwa-sd.com or phone:...

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Career Day 2016

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Recent Events, Service | Comments Off on Career Day 2016

Career Day 2016

SPARK Ambassadors & Friends, We are looking for your expertise! Volunteer as a featured professional at the Boys & Girls Clubs Career Day this May. You will be able to tell kids about your personal profession and influence young minds about their career choices! We are looking for working adults from all types of professions to participate at this year’s event. Career Day Wednesday, May 25, 2015 2:30-6 p.m. Boys & Girls Club, Ron Roberts Branch Not yet a member of SPARK, but want to get involved? Join SPARK today! View past event photos on the SPARK Facebook page (and don’t forget to “Like” us while you’re there!). Directions: Boys & Girls Club, Ron Roberts Branch 2230 E. Jewett St. San Diego, CA...

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