PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Boys and Girls Club March Madness 2012

Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

The Athletic Dept. at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara is currently planning their 3rd annual 2012 March Madness Basketball-A-Thon on Friday and Saturday March 30th and 31st in an effort to raise $75,000.00 for the athletic booster program.

Thanks to the generous pledges by local families and Foundations, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara are well on their way to reaching that goal. The proceeds will be used to continue the operation and improvement of the athletic program and offer the opportunity for over 700 kids the chance to participate in sports programs every year. This year’s event will also help with gym and field improvements.

Participants will be playing 24 hours straight of basketball that will include a 3 point shooting contest a Free Throw contest and also the Championship games of the In House league.

The Santa Barbara Ballers and Blazers Alumni game will be on Friday March 30th 8 p.m. at Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara 632 E. Canon Perdido St.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara was founded in 1938 with the mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club’s programs include career & leadership development, fine arts, sports, recreation & fitness, education & career development, and health & life skills. For further information, please visit or contact Kim Kjar at 805-962-2382 ext. 30 or by email at

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