FALLBROOK – The “Viva Las Vegas” themed auction and dinner gala raised over $110,000 in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County’s programs and their 1600 youth members. The event was held on April 26 at Pala Resort Spa and Casino with presenting sponsor Donegan Burns Foundation. The gala was attended by over 230 guests from the Fallbrook community.
Guests were treated to a silent and live auction, along with delicious food and fabulous entertainment. An Elvis impersonator was on hand for guests to have the chance to take a picture with “The King.” The band City Limits had the dance floor packed all throughout the event’s after party. Exciting items, such as VIP tickets to the New York Yankees, a trip to Costa Rica, and a luxury suite at a Padres game were sold to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County.
This year the club took the opportunity during dinner to recognize some of its important supporters. Deborah L. Zoller was awarded Volunteer of the Year for devoting her time and efforts to helping achieve the mission of the club. Bob Lucy of Del Rey Avocado Company was presented with the Helping Hands award for their outstanding support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County. Bettye Burns was given the club’s highest honor, the Champion of Youth award for her continued support and advocacy of the club.
A special tribute was paid to the late Arlyne Ingold in recognition of her incredible service to the club and children of Fallbrook. Arlyne’s daughter, Renee Ingold, was presented with an inscribed vase in honor of her late mother.
“We are so appreciative of the support from the community that makes this fantastic event possible,” said Allison Barclay, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club. “We truly believe that our club is making a difference here in the community of Fallbrook, and the support of our caring sponsors and guests here tonight tells me that we’re not alone in that belief.”