Tag: SBCO

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

New clothing helps build kids’ self esteem Nancy McCluskey-Moore and Camille Esterman For the past 22 years Kids’ Closet has been providing children with new school clothing to raise their self-esteem and encourage school attendance. Twice each school year, in the fall and spring, thousands of students from nearby rural communities arrive at the Kids’…

Volunteer! It’s good for you and those you help

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore Nonprofits rely on volunteer labor to deliver goods and services to those in need. Donating your time and talent clearly helps those who receive assistance from a food bank, educational program or other not-for-profit organization. But did you know that you also benefit from being a volunteer? Various studies have found that…

SBCO supports robotics program

Nancy Moore SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) supports the robotics classes offered at the Coronado K-8 School in Catalina. For several years teacher Lauren Marlatt has led an elective class titled “Engineering and Robotics.” The class offered to students in grades 6 and 7 involves programming Lego NXT and VEX robots (purchased from a division of…

Register now for SBCO Walkathon

Nancy Moore The 22nd annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Walkathon will be held on Saturday, October 27. Plan now to participate and enhance the lives of many children in nearby communities. The event raises funds for SBCO’s many programs, including Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, educational opportunities and food donations to the Tri-Community Food Bank. The…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

  Local realty team becomes SBCO supporter Nancy McCluskey-Moore Beth Fedor and Lynn Dent of the Make Your Move Team at Realty Executives offer their real estate clients the opportunity to benefit a number of local charities, including SBCO, by donating ten percent of the realtors’ earnings. “Our goal has always been to give back…

Softball announces spring winning teams

Carol Chiarello SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association recently ended a short but sweet spring season. The statistics were compiled and here are the results: Monday Recreation Vantage West Credit Union, managed by Janice Mihora, ran all over the Shelves That Slide team all season long, winning seven out of eight games and outscoring them by 70 runs…

Save the date for 22nd Annual SBCO Walkathon

Nancy McCluskey-Moore The annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Walkathon will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. This fundraising event helps SBCO support our food, clothing and education programs benefiting youngsters in nearby communities. Registration kick-off for the walkathon will be on Monday, September 24, following the SBCO general meeting. This meeting, which…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

  SBCO-sponsored tutors improve high school math competency Nancy McCluskey-Moore For 20 years SaddleBrooke resident Robert Springer has been organizing math tutoring programs for local students. The program he started at Coronado School in Catalina, known as MathPLUS+, involves approximately 40 volunteer tutors working with students in grades three through eight. Currently, he is coordinating…

SBCO hits home run with Little League sponsorship

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore In 2017, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach approved a request from the Mammoth San Manuel Community Schools to provide financial support for its Little League Baseball Program. The program runs from the end of April to the end of June. SBCO’s assistance was needed to fill the void left when other sponsors reduced their…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

  SBCO college scholarships change lives Nancy McCluskey-Moore Skyrocketing college tuitions pose a special challenge for young people growing up in former mining towns. Edward Aguirre was one of 24 graduates from Hayden High School in Winkelman. “I knew I needed to go to college, but I didn’t know how to get there. Not many…