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Boys & Girls Club to hold its 11th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast

Internationally recognized graffiti artist Erik Wahl challenges audiences to see the world differently than they’re used to as the keynote speaker for BGCOP's 11th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast March 21.

PRLog - Feb. 21, 2013 - Armed with a blank canvas, paint brushes and pots of color, internationally recognized graffiti artist Erik Wahl challenges audiences to see the world differently than they’re used to. As the keynote speaker for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s 11th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast, Wahl will bring his inspirational message to support the Club 7-9 a.m. on March 21 at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge in Oxnard.

The breakfast event is a community rally to help create Great Futures for Kids by supporting club programs that ensure children grow up to graduate high school and achieve self-sufficiency, along with strong character and leadership. Families pay $20 per year to become members of the club; the club pays the remaining $500 per year in program fees for each child. It’s money well spent, as members of the BGCOP have higher graduation rates and lower teen pregnancy and crime rates than area youth, resulting in a 1,200 percent return on donor investments.

“Our 2013 campaign goal is to raise $500,000 to help us provide the quality programs and services to our more than 9,000 Oxnard youth and their families,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer. “Erik is an incredible speaker who uses colors and artist strokes to give a different spin on the way things are seen.”

Wahl is an artist, author and entrepreneur, as well as a popular corporate speaker. He uses on-stage painting to illustrate his message of striving for superior performance to help businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals reach their goals. His clients include AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and Xprize. He is known as “the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI and the Picasso of Productivity.”

For more information, or to attend the breakfast, contact Ana Saucedo at (805) 815-4959 ext.200 or asaucedo@bgcop.org. To make a donation to the campaign, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org/getinvolved/donate.htm.

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, 18 school program sites and one housing site, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California, serving 9,000 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site inside a Juvenile Justice Center in the state of California. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, technology and sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.

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