Staff Report

“Corks for Kids,” the first local fundraiser on April 20 to support the new Boys & Girls Club in Buellton, was a lot of fun and a big success, said Michael Baker, the CEO of United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County.

“We had so many new faces supporting our new club in Buellton alongside one of our strongest supporters, Tribal Chairman Kenny Kahn and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.”

“We hope the success of Corks for Kids will help this great organization continue to reach more children and provide valuable resources for parents here in Santa Ynez Valley,” Kahn said.

“I was happy to have parents, Chamber members and Buellton Rotary members attend Corks for Kids. It was great to see the community come together and support such a great cause while also having a great time,” added Buellton Club Director Jesse Gonzalez.

The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County serves more than 2,900 children and their families in Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Lompoc and Santa Barbara and holds a residential camp in Santa Ynez Valley.

The Buellton location opened in August.

For more information, visit or call 805-681-1315.