Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation Helping Ventura County Groups working with Children

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on October 19, 2011

The grant is an installment on a $500,000 commitment to fund the Harriet H. Samuelsson Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Ventura County Medical Center. Samuelsson was an Oxnard philanthropist who died in 2004, and her estate created the foundation.



Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on October 11, 2011

OXNARD, Calif.— The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking sponsors for its 22nd Annual Donald K. Facciano KidsAuction to be held 5:30 – 10 p.m., Nov. 19 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. Also known as the Black and White Gala, the event is the organization’s largest special event fundraiser. All proceeds help fund programs at the 18 Boys & Girls Clubs sites within Oxnard and Port Hueneme, which serve more than 7,500 youth.

This year’s auction event will honor the Gene Haas Foundation for its contributions to the Club and to the community. The evening will include silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, cocktails, wine, and a vodka and tequila tasting. Noted ventriloquist/comedian Kevin Johnson will provide entertainment.

“The success of the annual auction depends solely on the generosity of corporate partners, sponsors and other donors in the community,” said Tim Blaylock, Chief Professional Officer. “In addition to the opportunity to support our kids, supporters benefit from getting involved with branding, marketing and networking opportunities. There are many ways to get involved, including donating items, becoming a sponsor or purchasing admission and raffle tickets to help support BGCOP’s programs and services.”

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Ventimiglia at (805) 815-4959 x 205 or

Past silent and live auction items have included special get-away vacations, high-end jewelry items, auto lease packages, restaurant gift certificates, suites at local area sporting events, original artwork and special experiences with a celebrity or athlete. To donate an item for the silent and live auctions, contact Mayra Rincon at (805) 815-4959 or

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. For more information, visit

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