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March 29, 2016

John Hamaliuk wins PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge earns $10,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City

March 12 & 13, 2016

Corvette Club of Palm Springs hosts Spring Autocross to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City

The most successful autocross to date!  Most cars in a single day as well as most cars for the entire event!

February 1, 2016

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce honors Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City as "Non-Profit of the Year!"

January 2016

Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City Celebrates 35th Anniversary


Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City “Trilussa Culinary Academy” Celebration

Cathedral City June 2012

Eight teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City were treated to a night of fine dining at Trilussa Restaurant in Cathedral City Tuesday, June 19, to celebrate their completion of their Culinary Academy.  The lucky teens are those who completed the Trilussa Culinary Academy Cooking Classes.  The selected teens were from a group of 16 participants in the Academy that learned to cook many traditional Italian dishes taught by Trilussa’s co-owner, Sam Pace.  The 10 week academy held at the Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club used many ingredients from the Club’s own organic children’s garden.  The classes provided many valuable skills that inspired many of the youth to explore a career in the culinary profession.  Academy Graduate Robert Flores, age 18 said, “It inspired me to cook more than just hamburgers, eggs, and cereal.  Now I know how to make Italian food and cook with different herbs and spices!”  The Academy was started by Sam Pace to give back to the community and the local kids.  Sam shared that in the Italian heritage many people gathered and socialized around food.  Sam wanted to share this heritage with the teens at the Club.  Sam concluded, “I wanted to allow the kids to use their own creativity with the dishes.  Then we all gathered around to try them.  By the smiles on their faces I think we did a good job!”


The Academy plans to continue and move into the Club’s soon to be completed teen center.  In addition, the teens will be competing in the Trilussa International Meatball Festival to be held on October 28, 2012 at Trilussa Restaurant.   

Local Cathedral City Youth Learn “Money Matters”

Cathedral City June 2012

In preparation for opening their new teen center the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City has added targeted programs for their teen members.  Nine teens recently graduated from the “Money Matters” financial literacy program.  This program was taught by volunteers, Stacey Wessman and Michael Genova, from Pacific Premier Bank.  The bank’s desire is to give back to the community and supporting the local independent Boys & Girls Club is a great way to make a difference in the lives of the youth. 

The seven week program included sessions on: Spending plan, saving and investing, planning for college, credit and debt, and entrepreneurship.  Ninth grade graduate Brodie Bakomitros said, “They taught us a lot.  We learned the importance of having diversified investments in stocks and bonds because we saw what just happened to the Facebook stock.”  “Also, it was funny because I don’t like math but we had to do a lot of math!”

The Money Matters program is just one of many that are scheduled to run during this summer at the Club.  The Club will be open beginning June 11th through August 24th, Monday–Friday from 7:30am – 6:00pm.  Other activities include: indoor soccer, arts & crafts, singing, cooking, video classes, field trips, food and fun!  Along with all the activities breakfast, lunch, and an after noon snack will be served daily.  For more information contact the Club at 760-770-7965 

Summer At The Movies


Free Movies and a Free Ride Compliments of Regal Entertainment Group


 Cathedral City, July 16th 2009 – Many people look forward to a getaway during the summer and for members of the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City one escape is a free trip to the movies.  Regal Entertainment Group is providing the local Boys & Girls Club with a grant to cover transportation, gas costs and staffing expenses for the journey.  And Club members enjoy free admission during Regal’s Free Family Film Festival.
“Our young people can’t wait to take a trip to the movies and it wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of Regal Entertainment Group,” said Jose Soto the Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City.  “The number of youth we serve often doubles in the summer, putting a strain on our financial and staff resources.  We’re certainly grateful for opportunities like Regal’s Free Family Film Festival.  Our goal is to offer fun and engaging activities for our young people, to constantly stretch their imagination while opening doors to a world of exploration and excitement.”
 “Regal Entertainment Group is very excited to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to provide financial support for local Clubs across the country. By providing these grants for transportation to our theatres, we will be able to host young people from numerous Boys & Girls Clubs this summer,” said Dick Westerling, senior vice president of marketing and advertising for Regal Entertainment Group.
The Free Family Film Festival offers G and PG-rated movies for 9-weeks during the summer at participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.  Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City shares the joy at Regal Cinemas Rancho Stadium 16 located at The Market Place on Dinah Shore thanks to Regal’s grant program entitled Mornings at the Movies.
Kids Quotes:

Nine year old Club Member Julio Jaimes said, “It was fun and exciting because we got to see the movie for free and got free pop corn and drinks!”


Seven year old Club Member Sarah Walter said, “If felt like they cared about me a lot!”


Boys & Girls Clubs have played an integral role in the Cathedral City community for 30 years, providing daily programs and services to 1,500 young people annually.  The Club programs emphasize education and career enhancement, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.


Background on Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,782 screens in 549 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Regal operates theatres in all of the top 33 and 44 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has helped kids "Be Great," providing hope and opportunity for those who need it most.  Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.5 million young people through Club membership and community outreach.  Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U.S. military bases worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens.  Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives.  National headquarters are located in Atlanta.




Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City

Cuistot Restaurant
72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA US

Thursday, June 19, 6:30PM



Where:  Cuistot Restaurant 72-595 El Paseo in Palm Desert

When:  June 19, 2008 @ 6:30p.m.

RSVP:  Please RSVP by by June 17, 2008.

Raffle:  This is a free invitation-only event and the invitation is
nontransferable.  We are asking all attendees to purchase at least one raffle ticket for $50.  All raffle ticket purchases are tax deductible donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City.  Raffle prizes include:  Dinner for 2 at Cuistot, Golf for 2 at Ironwood Country Club and much more.

Thursday Night Sponsors: 

Jim Jonassen, Jim Jonassen & Associates
Pat Lilly, Palm Desert National Bank
Harry Stone, West Coast Surveilance
Chris Ferris, Brabo, Carlson & O'Brien
Vincent Whittaker, Best, Best & Krieger
Theresa Perez, Mario Perez & Associates
Cary Gerkin, Thunderbird Only Real Estate






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