Briefly In Education

August 19, 2010
  • Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Members participate in Home Run Derby at Angels Stadium.
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Back-to-School party planned

Students from low-income households will get a head start on back-to-school activities with help from local organizations.

The event, sponsored by No Square Theatre, Laguna Beach Police Assn., Laguna Beach Woman's Club, Laguna Resource Center, Susi Q Seniors and the Exchange Club, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St.

The White House and South Coast Cinemas will provide hot dogs and barbecue treats for attendees.

The community is asked to help get students of low income families "excited about school and off on the right foot" by donating backpacks, clothing, canned food, and school supplies such as pens, highlighters, notebooks and binders.

Items can be dropped off at Legion Hall or at the Chamber of Commerce at any time before the event.

Club members have their day at Angel Stadium

Eight Major League Baseball sluggers participated in the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby and seven lucky Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach members got the opportunity to participate in the 2010 T-Ball Home Run Derby recently. The festivities took place outside Angels Stadium during the week of the All Star Game and provided an opportunity for Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs to raise money and learn fielding and hitting techniques from some of the games' best players.


Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and softball great Jennie Finch participated in the event, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, which served as a fundraiser for Orange County Area Boys & Girls Clubs.

Nine year old, Brooks Hogenauer of the TLC Branch said, "It was a lot of fun—I got to be Cal's partner!"

Following the clinics, local media members along with Ripken and Finch paired with Boys & Girls Club kids to swing for the fences in the Media T-Ball Home Run Derby. State Farm donated $50 for each home run hit and raised $5,150. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club visit or call (949) 494-2535.

Cultivating a new generation of artists

Creativity has been running high at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, where children ages 5 to 18 have been exploring their artistic side through weekly summer art programs including Global Art, Fine Art, Photography Club, Jewelry Making, Great Artists, Movie Making, Fine Arts and Sculpture/ 3D Art.

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