Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach receives generous donation from the family of Chip Harrell

Longtime local favorite pub-and-music venue, The Sandpiper Lounge, recently donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, honoring the memory of one of its beloved owners, Chip Harrell, who passed away last October. Chip and his brother Chuck owned the Sandpiper, known by residents as the Dirty Bird, together since 1969.

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Family of Chip Harrell makes generous donation to BGCLB

 “At its heart, our Club is about helping kids in Laguna Beach and its surrounding area receive quality after school and summer programming that delivers meaningful impact day in and day out, so it is with deep gratitude that we received the generous donation in memory of Chip,” stated CEO Pam Estes. “It is a tribute that will directly help deserving families, when they need us the most, to fund scholarships for their kids to attend the Club. These donations, no matter what the amount, make a difference and are vitally important as they will touch the lives of hundreds of families we serve each year.”

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Chip and his brother Chuck owned the Sandpiper together since 1969

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach service area includes LB, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest and the surrounding communities, and occupies three sites in LB: Canyon Branch, Bluebird Branch, and Lang Branch. Together, they offer a nationally recognized and award-winning year-round Out-of-School enrichment program that focuses on the whole family.

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach depends on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations to fund its programs and operations. Members of the community can make a difference in the life of youth in many ways by visiting https://bgclagunabeach.ejoinme.org/gift

For more information about The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, visit www.bgclagunabeach.org or call (949) 494-2535