Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
OXNARD, Calif.— As the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, Club leaders are seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate items for auction and sponsors for the upcoming 30th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The Club has chosen Robert and Angie Alexander, owners of Alexander Buick GMC, Cadillac, and Hyundai Dealerships in Oxnard, as this year’s honorees. The auction and gala is the Club’s largest fundraiser and directly benefits more than 10,400 members and 17 program sites throughout Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The Kids Auction & Gala will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura.
BGCOP needs a variety of items for auction at the event, such as trips, tours, wine, gift baskets, furniture, restaurant vouchers, jewelry, timeshares, home improvement items and gift certificates. All donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the item they donate and will be recognized by name, unless they choose anonymity, in the auction program. Those who are unable to donate an item can make a tax-deductible donation in cash to support a youth or an entire program.
In addition to item donations, businesses can sponsor the event at designated levels, purchase program ads or buy naming rights to areas throughout the event. Benefits can include logo display to more than 350 attendees, advertising space in the program, complimentary tickets, keepsake art projects from Club members and special mentions during the event.
“Robert and Angie Alexander have been strong supporters of the Club for nearly a decade. In fact, this is the eighth year Alexander of Oxnard will be the Gala’s presenting sponsor. This type of support strengthens our services and allows our members to grow and shine. We are proud to honor them at this year’s Gala,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP chief executive officer. “In order to make the Gala a success, we rely heavily on donations from the community, since it directly benefits all our 10,400+ members. The proceeds from this event help us provide our members greater access to quality programs, activities and aid in shaping their futures.”
If interested in sponsorship opportunities or donating items or cash, contact Mayra Rincon at 805-815-4959 ext. 200 or at [email protected].
The Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Oxnard and Port Hueneme for over 60 years. With three full-service clubs and 17 school program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California. The Club provides programs for more than 10,400 youth and teens in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. For more information please visit www.BGCOP.org.