photos by LUCI DUMAS

An African Safari Night

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) recently hosted their 2nd Annual Youth of the Year Gala: “An African Safari Night” at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The Gala is held annually to raise funds for activities and programs for the children at BGCSD. The fundraiser sold out, netting over $110,000! Volunteer of the Year Terry Lingenfelder was honored and the Overall Youth of the Year was chosen. Congratulations to Meliza Espinoza, the BGCSD Youth of the Year! The evening also included night horse racing, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dancing with the Wayne Foster Band. “The Youth of the Year Gala was a magical celebration of our members and quality programs in helping to shape tomorrow’s leaders by fostering character and leadership development in more than 20,000 youth that the clubs serve annually,” stated David Crean, CEO of BGCSD.