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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EENG to Premiere “Investing in Our Youth” Gala & Auction

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Environmental Education for the Next Generation (EENG) will premiere “Investing in Our Youth” Gala & Auction from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Chase Palm Park Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara.


The celebration will bring together over 200 community members to champion EENG’s mission for instilling sustainable action throughout communities, and will feature fabulous music, food, wine, and auction items. As part of the night’s events, assemblymember Das Williams will speak on behalf of the organization’s mission and Geoff Green, Executive Director of the Fund for Santa Barbara, will MC the live auction.

“Be the first to help out one of the biggest upcoming organizations in Santa Barbara and beyond!” Dave Fortson, CEO of LoaTree, said.

The UCSB undergraduate-founded organization began in 2009 with a handful of inspired UCSB students teaching 25 students at Isla Vista Elementary. Now, hundreds of passionate college students all over California teach more than 2,300 elementary school students each year.

EENG links teams of college student volunteers with 1st and 2nd grade classrooms for an 8-week program filled with activities, experiments, and discussion that empower kids and college students to embrace sustainable action, powering their voices to amplify throughout the community.

There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate Mother’s Day at the gala, whether by winning the Mothers’ Appreciation Basket — a $1.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift package worth more than $1,000 — or by pampering the mothers in attendance by snagging a deal during the live auction to a luxurious weekend getaway at Avila Beach, a relaxing vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and many other enticing vacation packages.

The event will open to the public at 4 p.m., and tickets are $50 per person and available in advance (until they are sold out). Sliding scale tickets are available. Sponsorships are welcomed at $100, $250, $500, and $1000 levels. Chase Palm Park Plaza is located at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St. in downtown Santa Barbara.

For more information contact Vanessa Duenas at vanessaduenas@eeng.org or click here: You’re Invited!

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