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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, February 24, 2015

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Presents Edward James Olmos


United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County invites you to join us for a special luncheon with Edward James Olmos. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mr. Olmos began his acting career in the late 1960’s and early 1970s. He got his first break as the narrator, “El Pachuco” in the play Zoot Suit, which dramatized riots in California during the 1940s between Mexican- Americans and local police. This play then moved to Broadway where Mr. Olmos earned his first Tony Award nomination. Among his other achievements are an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Stand and Deliver, where he portrayed a real-life math teacher, Jaime Escalante at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. Mr. Escalante proved that inner city kids, especially those of Hispanic heritage, could succeed in calculus.
Edward James Olmos will be speaking at the Earl Warren Showground at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara on Thursday, March 26th. This event is open to the community and Mr. Olmos will speak about his background, rise to fame in Hollywood, and his association with Boys & Girls Clubs as an alumnus of the East Los Angeles Club.
Tickets are $75.00 per person before Thursday, March 26th and $100.00 per person at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 24, 2015. For more information, contact our administrative office at 805 681 – 1315.
Every dollar raised during this luncheon will benefit the youth members in United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. Our clubs provide programs that center around the Five Core Areas of a child’s development: Character & Leadership Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills, Education & Career Development; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
About the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County
The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County has served the youth for over 75 years. Our mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Youth can visit any of our (5) club locations to engage in educational activities, participate in sports, and be with friends. For more information, please contact our Administrative Office at 805-681-1315.

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