Sponsorships Available, Auction Items Needed for BGCOP’s 26th Annual Kids Auction & Gala

Auction is the Club’s largest fundraiser and draws more than 350 attendees

Online PR News – 13-October-2015 – Oxnard, CA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate items for auction and sponsors for the upcoming 26th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The event is the Club’s largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more than 9,200 members and 18 program sites throughout Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The Kids Auction & Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2102 W. Vineyard Ave.

BGCOP needs a variety of items for auction at the event, such as trips, tours, wine, gift baskets, furniture, restaurant vouchers, jewelry, timeshares, home improvement items and gift certificates. All donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the item they donate and will be recognized by name, unless they choose anonymity, in the auction program. Those who are unable to donate an item can make a tax-deductible donation in cash to support a youth or an entire program.

In addition to item donations, businesses can sponsor the event at designated levels, purchase program ads or buy naming rights to areas throughout the event. Benefits can include logo display to more than 350 attendees, advertising space in the program, complimentary tickets, keepsake art projects from Club members and special mentions during the event.

“We depend on donations from the community to help make the Gala a success, as it directly benefits our 9,200+ members,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP chief executive officer. “We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our community's young people have greater access to quality programs that will help them shape great futures and are grateful to those who help us meet these goals.”

Alexander Buick-GMC-Cadillac is the presenting sponsor of this year’s auction.
If interested in sponsorship opportunities or donating items or cash, contact Gail Miller at 805-815-4959 ext. 207 or at gmiller@bgcop.org. For more information regarding the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme exists to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With three full-service clubs and 18 school program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California, serving more than 9,200 members annually. It’s also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open in the Juvenile Justice Center. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, technology and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. For more information, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.