November 17, 2013 12:15 am • Staff report
The public is invited to attend the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County at their Lompoc Clubhouse’s fifth annual community breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at 1025 W. Ocean Ave.
This community event features guest speaker Suzanne Peck, a Santa Barbara native, filmmaker and author of “Stand Tall, Lessons That Teach Respect and Prevent Bullying.”
The event aims to celebrate the 1600-plus members of their club, and expects 160-plus local business and community leaders to attend the catered breakfast, hear the guest speaker and learn all about the United Boys & Girls Clubs (UBGC) impact in Lompoc.
The event is a community kick-off for the UBGC Campaign for Kids, a fall campaign designed to recognize the vitality and impact of UBGC in the communities they serve. Ongoing support of UBGC enrich their effort to change the cultural dynamic and set a standard of how kids can get along.
LompocUnifiedSchool District will be well represented at the event, as school-principals and other administrators will be in attendance. Through this event, UBGC aim to influence school sites, and help reduce bullying in local schools.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of our community leaders, as all the good we do here is not done alone,” said Dena Kern, Unit Director, United Boys & Girls Clubs Lompoc Clubhouse. “Our successes are achieved with continued support from the community. Donations, volunteers and in-kind support have allowed us to continue and advance programs that we need and continue to all see as vital resources.”
The event combines an effort to raise funds and build awareness of UBGC services, while recruiting new volunteers to support their programs and facility needs. All proceeds raised during the breakfast will support UBGC Campaign for Kids.
For more information, and to reserve a seat, contact United Boys & Girls Clubs Lompoc Clubhouse at 736-4978, ext. 202 or visit www.unitedbg.org. Tickets are free.