Dawson Cole Fine Art held successful special event and toy drive benefiting the Boys & Girls Club

During the month of December, Laguna Beach’s Dawson Cole Fine Art shared their philanthropic spirit and holiday cheer by hosting a special event benefiting the local Boys & Girls Club. 

On Dec 12, Rich and Ariane MacDonald welcomed guests at their gallery to join a festive evening with small bites and delicious desserts from Broadway Restaurant, followed by a special performance from dancers at the Festive Ballet Theater, who performed vignettes from the Nutcracker and offered a photo opportunity with guests. 

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Festive Ballet Theater dancers: Top row L-R: Gavin Pike, Olivia Harrigan, Eila Neuroth, Ariane MacDonald, Tamara Alfaro, Salwa Rizkalla, Rich MacDonald, Sage Bolar, Mina Shaffer

Bottom row L - R: Lily Turner, Silvi Lybbert, Moorea Pike

The gallery also offered an opportunity drawing where guest could win a one-night stay at the Ritz Carlton of Laguna Niguel, a gift bag by Dr. Obagi, tickets to see the Nutcracker at the Irvine Barclay Theater, or dinner for two at Chef Amar Santana’s Table, among other gifts. Sales from the opportunity drawing benefited the programs offered to kids attending the Boys & Girls Club. 

Prior to the event, Dawson Cole Fine Art asked attending guests to help support the Club by providing an unwrapped toy or new article of clothing for a boy or girl to help families who were in need of a helping hand this past Christmas. The Club was amazed how many toys were donated to them from the special event. 

“We are very grateful for the all the support and tremendous commitment Dawson Cole Fine Art have provided to our Club during the month of December and year-round,” said CEO Pam Estes of the LB Boys & Girls Club. 

She added, “The wonderful toys that were donated from our heart-warming Laguna Beach locals and surrounding areas bought so much joy to children of families who were in need of help during this holiday. We’d like to especially thank Rich and Ariane Macdonald for putting on this joyous event and making a positive impact on our youth who are our future!”


LBHS Varsity Winter Sports Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Boys Soccer

Laguna defeated Dana Hills, 3-2, on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

Laura Nolan led Laguna with15 points in a 45-21 loss to La Quinta, Thursday night.

Girls Soccer

Laguna lost to University, 3-1, on Tuesday and tied Ocean View 2-2 Thursday.

Girls Water Polo

The Breakers are now 9-0 after winning at Foothill, 11-2, Thursday.

Bella Baldridge topped the scoring with four goals and Evan Tingler scored twice. Five other layers had one goal apiece.

Thea Walsh recorded 12 saves.

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LBHS Varsity Winter Sports Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

The Breakers lost to Reno’s Bishop Monogue Friday, 50-44.

Blake Burzell scored 26 in the losing cause.

Boys Soccer

Girls Basketball

Girls Soccer

Girls Water Polo

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LBHS Varsity Winter Sports Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Laguna picked up a pair of win in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic at Santa Fe Christian.

On Wednesday, the Breakers thumped Semolhmoo Secondary of South Surrey, BC by a final score of 72-44.

Blake Burzell scored 20 points to lead the team, Grady Morgan had 16, Owen McMurray added 13, Charlie Rounaghi had 11, Adam Armstrong 8 and both Ryan Meisberger and Grant Potratz had two points.

Laguna defeated Carson City, 57-39, Thursday with Burzell scoring 20 and Morgan 17.

The Breakers play against Reno’s Bishop Manogue at 3:20 this afternoon.

Boys Soccer

Girls Basketball

Girls Soccer

By Coach BILL ROLFING

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Girls Soccer in the desert

LBHS Girls Varsity Soccer completed a successful trip to the desert with two wins and one draw. The three-day and two-night excursion began with an easy outing at Indio HS and a 8-0 victory. 

On Wednesday the team traveled to Rancho Mirage HS and came away with an exciting 3-3 draw. Thursday morning the Breakers completed their Desert Trip with a 4-2 win at Shadow Hills HS. The finale saw the LBHS bounce back from a 1-2 deficit to score three unanswered second half goals. 

At 8-2-1, the Varsity squad has a strong start in pre-season play and will head into next week’s final two pre-season matches followed by the annual Alumni Match scheduled for Saturday, Jan 7 at 11 a.m. on the LBHS pitch.

Girls Water Polo

LBHS is in the Newport Holiday Cup. The first match on Thursday was a 23-1 win against Rancho Bernardo and the afternoon match went to the Breakers, 19-6, over Santa Barbara.

Isabel Riches led the team with four goals against Rancho with Bella Baldridge scoring four. Sophia Lucas had three goals for the Breakers.

Aria Fischer was the top scorer against Santa Barbara with five goals. Baldridge had four with five assists and Lucas added three goals. 

Laguna plays Mater Dei at 10:40 tonight.

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