By Monte Wilson
United Boys and Girls Club
The United Boys & Girls Club will hold its sixth annual Rally4Kids benefit presented by The Armand Hammer Foundation on Saturday, April 27, at Bella Vista Ranch in Summerland.
“In so many ways, there simply isn’t anything else like the Rally4Kids,” said Michael Baker, United Boys & Girls Club CEO.
“As one of the largest and most unique fundraisers of the year, the Rally4Kids has allowed us to buy vans to bring kids to the club that didn’t have access, open on Saturdays, and bring a new club to Buellton,” he added.
The event, the only one of its kind in the Santa Barbara area, features a sports car road rally where the driver-navigator teams travel some of California’s back country roads and complete challenges at checkpoints along the route, all while earning points to become the champions.
The Rally4Kids culminates with a gala — “A European Affair” — at Bella Vista Ranch, where the 2019 champions will be crowned.
The Rally4Kids has always prided itself on bringing unique and entertaining aspects to the event. The event, sponsored by the Armand Hammer Foundation for the last six years, has sold out every year since its inception. Those who are not car enthusiasts also are urged to attend the gala.
“We’re incredibly proud to come back in 2019 as the presenting sponsor for the Rally4Kids,” foundation chairman/CEO Michael Hammer said. “Since our involvement from the very first year, more kids are able to attend the Boys & Girls Club facilities than ever before, and we’re able to give these kids a fighting chance to make a difference in the world.”
To learn more or register for the rally or the gala, visit www.rally4kids.org or call 805-681-1315.