San Clemente Boys & Girls Club raises funds, honors retiring director
Photos and text by Jim Shilander
More than 400 attendees helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area at the organization’s annual Great Futures Start Here Dinner and Auction at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point Saturday, Nov. 22.
Retiring director Kent Campbell was sent off in tremendous fashion, with the news that the club’s gym would be renamed the “Campbell Fieldhouse” and that a basketball jersey with the number 32, representing the number of years Campbell spent with the organization will be displayed there.
Campbell called the announcement “a complete surprise.”
“It was very touching, to say the least,” Campbell said.
Attendees also heard from the new director, Allen Reese, who will take over in January. Reese had been working at a club in San Luis Obispo County.
While the final tally is still being put together, Campbell said, the auction raised at least $150,000 for the club.