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Thanks to our Donors and Supporters, our 5th
Annual SOY FIESTA was our most successful
event ever! We not only had the most people
attend, over 180, but we also had the most fun,
and we raised the most money ever!
With the help of a $25,000 Matching Challenge Grant from Hoag
Hospital Foundation, Corporate Sponsorship from St. Joseph Health
System Foundation, Event Sponsorship from Taco Rosa, and over 40
Platinum through Bronze Sponsors, and a successful silent auction
and opportunity drawing, the FIESTA raised over $80,000!
This was a wonderful way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
Please check out the photos on the Fiesta Tab. You can also
see the complete list of sponsors by clicking here, and if you
missed the event and still want to make a contribution,
please click here.
Check out some pictures from the Fiesta
Kimberley and Earl Votalato, SOY donors, Mary Cappellini,
SOY Board Member, Diane Calderon, wife of Ivan Calderon and
Event Sponsor, Joe Forbath, Bronze Sponsor, Joe Ericson, SOY
Honoree and original Board Member, with wife Alessa Ericson.
SOY students selling opportunity drawing tickets with SOY Donors,
Kathy & John Ursini, owner of Newport Rib Company and Karen Ursini.
Bidding on the Silent Auction at the FIESTA.
Gabriela Robles, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Health Systems
Foundation, with Rafael Zavala, Laura and Hector Salitero, guests
of St. Joseph’s who was the Corporate Sponsors of the FIESTA.
Dinner during the 5th Annual Fiesta and inside
the Halecrest Clubhouse.
During our Fiesta we took the opportunity to award
3 very important people with our “Honorary Award”
to show appreciation for all the years of support they
have contributed to the Save Our Youth Center.
Checkout pictures of this years recipients
Joe Erickson, a founding board member of SOY and mayor of Costa Mesa at the time, receives an Honorary Award during the FIESTA program, for his Service, Dedication and Commitment to SOY and the Youth they serve for over 20 years, from SOY Board members, Jean Forbath and Don Maher.
Carmen Barrios, one of the SOY Founders, a SOY employee for 18 years, and the "Heart and Soul" of SOY, also receives an Honorary Service Award from SOY Board Members Don Maher and Jean Forbath, was also one of the Founders of SOY.Ivan Calderon, owner of Taco Rosa and Taco Mesa, Event Sponsor of the FIESTA and past Board member of SOY, also receives an Honorary Award for his Service, Dedication and Commitment to SOY over the last 20 years.
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Two groups came together over the weekend with one common goal: Remodel and revitalize a youth center that helps at-risk teens in the community.
The National League of Young Men, a Newport Beach-based service organization for young men and their mothers, helped another non-profit group, Save Our Youth, clean, paint, and upgrade their facilities in Costa Mesa on Saturday. New carpet and furniture was also donated….
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