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Online auction kicks off Boys & Girls Club annual fundraiser 

Boys And Girls ClubThe Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County will kick-off their first ever online auction today as introduction to their 14th Annual Winemakers’ Dinner to be held at the Paso Robles Park Ballroom on Sept. 13.

The online auction will feature an array of popular items donated by businesses from San Francisco to San Diego. The public will have the opportunity to place bids online and compete for items with other Boys & Girls Club supporters. All of the proceeds from the event and the auction will stay with the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County to help pay for youth programs.

At the end of the online auction, items that were not purchased at a WIN price will then be featured along with other silent and live auction items at the winemakers’ dinner event at the Park Ballroom. If no one at the event bids higher than the online bid, then the item is won by the online bidder. Each online bidder, not attending the event, will also have the opportunity to communicate their highest bid to the Boys & Girls Club event auction coordinator to be actively played the night of the event.

The auction is a great way to support the Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County has changed the lives of young people in our area for more than 22 years. They want to reach even more children and communities in the years ahead. Today the club serves 150 youth and families. The club gives children a safe, supervised and affordable place to go every day after school, with caring adult staff, character-building educational and recreational programs, and an opportunity to set and achieve goals, while also making friends and having fun.

Families pay $20 for a child to attend the Boys and Girls Club during the school year. Yet, in terms of real dollars it costs $2,700 per child to provide them with a year of programs at the club. They rely exclusively on private funds and local support to run the club and 100% of the money we raise remains in our community. The club is an investment in our future – our city, our region and our nation.

Some of the items featured in the online auction include:

1. Discover San Diego: Two night stay package, including mini cruise, theater tickets and more!
2. Lake Tahoe Luxury: Two night stay at Harrah’s Stateline, a theater show, mini cruise, and dinning certificate.
3. Escape to Monterey Bay: Overnight stay on Cannery Row, kayaking, golf & wine tasting.
4. What Happens In Vegas: Overnight stay, golf, lunch and more!
5. Trip to Anacapa Island: Overnight stay, boat trip to Anacapa Island, and admission to the Reagan Library.

There are more items online! To see all online auction items visit and search Boys & Girls Club under Featured Auctions.

To support the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County and bid during the online auction visit and register as a bidder on the top right hand corner. Once registered, start bidding.

If you have questions, you are interested in attending the 14th Annual Winemakers’ Dinner or for more information please call Beth Telford the Boys & Girls Club at 805-239-3659 or visit


About the author: Publisher Scott Brennan

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