FALLBROOK – The Boys and Girls Club of North County officially concluded their annual Step Up to the Plate campaign at an awards dinner in February by naming the Cubs as the World Series champions. The goal of the campaign was to raise $135,000 to support the five core program areas the club offers its members. The Cubs team, under the leadership of team captain Jack Rockwell, raised $23,500 of the $105,000 raised for the campaign.
The campaign featured five mock baseball teams made up of one team captain and team players that competed against each other to see which team can raise the most funds for the organization. The five teams were Dodgers/Team Captain Ken Clark, Angels/Team Captain Louise Small, Padres/Team Captain Nanette Poorman, Yankees/Team Captain Mark Palumbo and Cubs/Team Captain Jack Rockwell.
Ken Clark, “Step Up to the Plate / It Just Takes One” commissioner stated “All proceeds from this campaign stay right here in our community to help support activities for our kids in Fallbrook, Pala and Bonsall. The organization has over 1,500 members and reaches over 900 kids daily through program activities at nine locations.
Clark pointed out that the clubs’ annual budget is 1.5 million. “Along with our Annual Auction and Dinner, the Step Up to the Plate / It Just Takes One campaign is one of our club’s signature events of the year.”
Clark further stated, “We realize the current economy is a challenge for everyone, but now more than ever, our kids need our help. By supporting our Boys and Girls Club, it is an excellent opportunity for our community to step up to the plate and to demonstrate their commitment for our children.”