The annual Diamond Gala, themed Mamma Mia!, recently took place at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. The event was meant to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Vista (BGCV). Club members shared their stories about how BGCV impacts their young lives. The evening progressed with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner, a club member dance performance, a musical performance by the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, live and silent auctions, and casino style gaming.


Emmy-award winning journalist and Public Relations and Community Outreach Manager for Lifesharing Anne State emceed for the night.

During the reception, attendees also met Julie Martinez, the 2017 Youth of the Year. Also recognized at this year’s event were George Tsoris, a volunteer poetry instructor, and Matt Koumaras, CEO, recognized for his service and 10 years with BGCV by the Board of Directors.
According to Gala Chair Sarah Holt, the event raised $85,000.

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