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.

At this time, we are seeking out philanthropist leaders like you in the community to consider offering a $7,500 Challenge donation to the March Madness event that we can publicize in the media to build on the success of the Athletics program. We would be happy to also respect your wishes by mentioning in the press release that the donation came from an anonymous donor.

We will be playing 24 hours straight of basketball that will include the “Donny Yee 3 on 3 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.

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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