Youth of the Year Celebration

Details on our 2024 event are coming soon!

August 3, 2024

Del Mar Racetrack • 21+ EVENT

Congrats, Daylin Heredia!

Congratulations to Daylin Heredia! 🎉 We are thrilled to have her as our 2023 Youth of the Year, crowned at our circus-themed celebration this past Saturday. This event honors exceptional teens for their remarkable achievements in leadership, service, and academic excellence.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has provided me with so many opportunities that wouldn’t have been offered to me otherwise. I could join sports, leadership programs, Smart Girls, and more. Being an active member of the Club has shaped me into the best person I can be, and at such a young age. The Club has brought me into a new chapter of my life and has set me down a path that I didn’t know existed. My life has changed forever.”

Come one, come all! Step right up for the greatest show on turf as we celebrate our outstanding Youth of the Year nominees.

Dress for the evening in business casual/tommy bahama style, as we celebrate our youth under the stars!

About the Youth of the Year Honor

Our Youth of the Year Celebration acknowledges teens ages 14-18 for their achievements in leadership, service, and academic excellence. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

Youth of the Year is not only Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, it is also the most esteemed youth leadership awards nationally. The Youth of the Year program acknowledges teens ages 14-18 for their achievements in leadership, service, and academic excellence. Teens are recognized and celebrated based on their embodiment of the values of leadership service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.


August 3, 2024


Outdoor Event:
Dress for the theme or dress for the evening, it’s your choice: business casual/Tommy Bahama style

Del Mar Racetrack: Del Mar Racetrack Seaside Tropical Cabana
Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014


5 – 7pm Check-In, Racing, light appetizers, live entertainment & Silent Auction

6 – 7pm – Buffet Dinner

7 – 8pm Plated Dessert, Program, Raise the paddle, Live Auction, Winner Announced

8 – 9pm Music & Dancing

*Times may vary slightly


$250 per person
$2,000 for a table of 10


SuLynn Daugherty, Events Manager
(858) 720-2188

Tickets & Tables

$250 per person
$2,000 for a table of 10

Our Youth of the Year Event has limited capacity this year.

Please contact SuLynn Daugherty directly at for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Align your brand with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s mission to provide POSITIVE after school activities to our city’s youth while gaining valuable exposure! Our sponsorship packages offer an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure to fellow outstanding supporters throughout Southern California. The following information provides suggested benefits associated with real needs of our Clubs for all levels of budgets.

Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon


SuLynn Daugherty
Attention: Youth of the Year Celebration
533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 720-2188

Youth of the Year Celebration 2022

Congratulations to Kyra Dominguez!

Age 15 – Harper Teen Center, Solana Beach
Sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation

Congratulations to Kyra Dominguez, who was crowned our 2022 overall Youth of the Year. Our 2022 Youth of the Year (YOY) Celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, August 6th at the Del Mar Racetrack was huge a success!

Over 200 people got Mad as a Hatter, raising just over $150,000 while basking in the sun, watching the races up close and enjoying entertainment from aerialists, jugglers, hula hoopers and a DJ.

The event culminated in the crowning of our 2022 Overall Youth of the Year while shining a light on what we are all about: the positive development of youth.

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Make a Difference

Founded in 1966, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is the longest-serving youth nonprofit in the San Dieguito community, with no child turned away due to their family’s financial situation. Our programs focus on three main outcomes: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success, and Healthy Lifestyles. We level the playing field through activities in our core program areas: the Arts; Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and Technology.

Our 7 Clubhouses and 7 specialty programs throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, & Solana Beach served more than 4,600 youth members and impact over 10,600 San Diego youth in 2022. Last year, we award over $385,000 in financial assistance through our after-school & specialty programs, (Aquatics/Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team, Athletics/BIG 8 Middle School Sports, Bulldogs Basketball, Carmel Valley Montessori School, Centers For a Healthy Lifestyle, Summer Adventure Camps and Youth Arts Academy), to ensure all local youth can have the foundation for a GREAT FUTURE.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Bid Card Sponsors

Barbara & Joe

Decor Sponsor

Carol More &
Jim Schmidt

Youth of the Year Sponsors

Loma Alta

Doug Regnier

Arlene Inch

Summertime Society

Watkins & Associates

Auction Sponsor

Sandy & Dr. Steve Dorros

Major In-Kind Sponsors

KC & Chris