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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 11:08 p.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 11:08 p.m., March 7, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara Announces March Madness 2014

Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

The Athletic Dept. at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara is currently planning their 5th annual 2014 March Madness Basketball-A-Thon on Friday and Saturday March 14th & 15th in an effort to raise $50,000.00 commemorating our 76th Anniversary, through the athletic booster program.


The Athletic Dept. at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara is currently planning their 5th annual 2014 March Madness Basketball-A-Thon on Friday and Saturday March 14th & 15th in an effort to raise $50,000.00 commemorating our 76th Anniversary, through the athletic booster program. The proceeds will be used to continue the operation and improvement of our athletic program and offer the opportunity for over 850 kids the chance to participate in our sports programs every year. Only 10% of the cost of the athletics program is covered through registration fees.

We will be playing 24 hours straight of basketball that will include the “Donny Yee Alumni Basketball Tournament.” Donny Yee was the athletic director at the Club in the ‘60s and ‘70s who made a difference in thousands of kids’ lives. The Club is also reaching out to all former Athletic Directors and Alumni to participate in this year’s March Madness. We will have an Alumni BBQ March 15th at 11:00 am. Tickets available at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara. $10 donation.

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 www.boysgirls.org or contact Kim Kjar at 805-962-2382 ext. 30 or by email at kim@boysgirls.org.

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