LBHS Fall Sports Scoreboard
The Breakers continued play in the Godinez Tournament splitting two contests.
They took a 57-51 win over San Clemente on Friday with Blake Burzell scoring 24 and Grady Morgan hitting for 22 points.
Huntington Beach defeated the Breakers, 64-57, Saturday.
Laguna opened its season at home on Friday losing, 3-0, to Los Amigos.
Girls Water Polo
LB Boys & Girls Club recognizes the contributions of Tuttle-Click Automotive and Keith Swayne
Nov 17 marked the anniversary of the 31st annual National Philanthropy Day. This day recognizes the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society and honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. This highly respected recognition day is coordinated and supported on an international scale by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
This year, the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club was thrilled to recognize Tuttle-Click Automotive and Keith Swayne for their tremendous support over the years. General manager Al Dimont and marketing manager Shirley Dordell from Tuttle-Click Automotive Group were in attendance at this year’s luncheon.
The Tuttle-Click Automotive Group has done an incredible amount of charitable work in the communities where it does business. Nonprofits, schools, and other charities benefit a great deal from the six Orange County-based dealerships operated by Tuttle-Click. Jim Click, the owner, and George Saad, the vice-president, have created a strong culture of volunteerism and philanthropy in the company.
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Pamela Estes, Al Dimont and Shirley Dordell celebrate the contributions of Tuttle-Click Automotive and Keith Swayne to the Boys & Girls Club
Tuttle-Click Automotive has been a huge help to the LB Boys & Girls Club, which is one of the primary recipients of the company’s philanthropy. The company has supported the Club for many years at the annual Art of Giving Gala, and has helped to double the funds raised each time. Around $500,000 is raised by the Gala each year.
Also, Carrie Click has chaired the Gala in the past and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Club. The Tuttle-Click Mazda dealership also sends employees out to volunteer every year for the pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Club’s Bluebird Park branch.
In 2015 the Club celebrated the enormous contributions of the Clicks by dedicating the snack bar of the new Lang Branch as the Click Café. The leadership at Tuttle-Click Automotive are primary drivers of the philanthropy and volunteer movement at the company, which touches many facets of the nonprofit world. With more than 500 employees in Orange County, their philanthropic work is reaching many people who need their help.
Longtime supporter Keith Swayne, who was also an honoree at this year’s luncheon, has had several monumental accomplishments with the Boys & Girls Club since becoming a member of the Board of Directors in the year 2000. In 2004, he co-chaired a massive 3.3 million dollar capital campaign that funded the construction of a 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility.
As a past member of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana, Keith understands the importance of quality after-school programing. He saw the need to make the Club sustainable in perpetuity, leading him to co-chair the creation of an endowment fund. He has also served as board president, where he achieved a new level of philanthropic sophistication for the organization.
Keith continues to inspire and motivate the Board of Directors and acts as a mentor for the Club’s current executive director. Furthermore, he has had a significant impact on the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach by improving the facility and creating financial stability. Through his family foundation, this unique culture of philanthropy will be carried forward and continue to reach those in need.
Keith Swayne is setting an ideal example for upcoming philanthropists to advocate for and support efforts to improve the lives of individuals within Orange County’s most vulnerable communities.
The Boys & Girls Club occupies three sites in Laguna Beach; Canyon Branch, Bluebird Branch and its newest addition Lang Branch, located in South Laguna. Together, they offer a nationally recognized and award winning year round enrichment program that focuses on the whole family.
For more information about The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, visit www.bgclagunabeach.org or call 494-2535.
LBHS Surf Team scholarship fundraiser underway
Buy a tee shirt from a local retailer and support the LBHS Surf Team! The cost is $25. Local stores Hobie, SL&S, and the Orange Inn have generously offered to sell the tees, taking zero profit.
The proceeds from the sale of this tee shirt will support the LBHS Surf Team scholarship program, and helps one graduating male and female further their education.
Direct donations can be made through the LBHS Scholarship Foundation.
Thanks for your support!
Ocean Institute opens 2017 Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference signups for Feb 18 & March 18
Registration is open for the Ocean Institute’s 2017 Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference on Saturday, Feb 18, and Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. The Feb 18 conference is for middle school students and the March 18 conference is for high school students.
Early registration is advised.
These exciting conferences are dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue degrees and careers in the sciences. 16 prominent scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard our research vessel, Sea Explorer, and in the Ocean Institute’s teaching labs. The conferences are designed for enthusiastic middle and high school girls who have an interest in science. Girls have the opportunity to explore careers in areas such as oceanography, marine ecology, astronomy, biochemistry, computer science, museum studies, and space exploration.
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“The conference is designed to make girls aware of the range of STEM careers available and their importance to our society. Young women are given the opportunity to learn how to put themselves on educational paths to a wide variety of careers in science. We also introduce the girls to mentors. We have learned that mentoring is one of the most effective ways to help a young woman choose a career in a STEM field. The Ocean Institute is pleased to both introduce girls to careers previously unknown to them and to the people who can help them get there.” commented Dori Moorehead, the Ocean Institute president and chief executive officer.
Early registration cost is $49.95/participant (Members receive a 10% discount) before Feb 1for middle school and March 1 for high school, and will go up to $65. Cost includes continental breakfast & lunch. Registration required. Register onlineatwww.oceaninstitute.org or contact(949) 496-2274.