SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings – October 2014

Time for the annual Walkathon

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Dog tired!

Nan Nasser

It’s October! Time for the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon, Saturday, October 25, beginning with warm-ups by Vital Moves at 7:40 a.m. at the SB clubhouse parking lot.

Worried about the conflict with “I Don’t Want it Sale?” Don’t! Register for the Walkathon, get your T-shirt, which is required for the breakfast, take in the sale and head to SBCC for the buffet breakfast and raffle winners! No attendance is taken for the walk!

Registration is available at our website:, or at Suite L in the SB Commercial Place. The cost for the event is $30 per walker; dogs are welcome to join you on leashes but may not come in the clubhouse. A primary walk around Ridgeview will be led by our Grand Marshals, and a shorter walk is available. There will be water stations, golf carts along the routes for emergencies and raffle prizes will be awarded at the breakfast.

The raffles include $100 certificates to Walmart, Valero and Bashas’ as well as certificates to SB clubhouse restaurants. The tickets are $1 each, six for $5 and are available at the time of registration as well as at the event.

Polish your sneakers and register for the Walkathon. Wear your t-shirt with pride and join the breakfast bunch. All proceeds support our programs of Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, education opportunities and the Tri Community Food Bank.

Last chance to buy raffle ticket

Nan Nasser

October is the final month in which you can buy a raffle ticket from SaddleBrooke Community Outreach with the opportunity to win a 2014 new Jeep Cherokee. Wouldn’t you look good behind that steering wheel?

Jim Click Automotive Team has made a limited number of raffle tickets available to 501(c)(3) charities in its service area, and SBCO is one of them. All proceeds from the sales of the tickets remain with SBCO and will be used for our programs of Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, educational opportunities and work with the Tri Community Food Bank in Mammoth.

The tickets cost $25 each, or five tickets for $100. They can be purchased from President Maggie de Block (818-7835) or Treasurer Anne Everett (850-1365). The grill on the Jeep has changed a bit, the gas mileage has improved and you can even start the car from your key fob! Don’t miss this opportunity to support a great charity serving kids! Learn more about SBCO on our website:

Kids’ Closet program October 13

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Measuring a foot.

Nan Nasser

On Monday, October 13, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach will host a general program on Kids’ Closet. This will take place in the MountainView Ballroom beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Co-chairmen Judy Williams and Anni Evans will go over the organizational part of the closet, will share a few stories about past experiences, and will have photos and handouts to complete the program. These two women have now visited every school in our service area to arrange for eligible kids to come to the Closet with specific dates on the calendar. Operations manager Melanie Stout will join them, providing additional information.

Judy has commented on the positive feedback from schools like those on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Parents are taking a greater role in the children’s education, participating in school activities, and the kids are responding with better grades and attitudes.

Come and learn about the Closet, opportunities to work directly with the children, or to help in a supportive role with the stocking and sorting of clothes, books or toiletries. We serve children in 20 schools (8 districts) from Coronado in Catalina up to Superior and across to the San Carlos Reservation. That is a 100-mile service area in three counties.

The Closet began in 1997 by supplying clothes to 385 children in a San Manuel elementary school. Last year over 3,000 wardrobes were distributed to needy elementary school children in our service area. Children are selected by school administrators based on need, are generally bussed to the Closet in Mammoth where volunteers work one-on-one to help each child select a seasonal wardrobe that includes three pairs of pants and shirts, sneakers, six pairs of sox and underwear, hygiene items, two books, and in the fall the wardrobe includes a windbreaker and knitted hat. All clothing is new!

Not only will you learn about the Closet, but you can also register for the Walkathon at this meeting; you can buy a raffle ticket to win a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Bashas’ Community Support Cards will be available. You can join SBCO by registering your membership. Would you like more information about us? Go to our website: