The SNC sponsored the Race For Youth Event at the MB2 Raceway
December 3, 20009. The event raised $14,000 for local youth
SNC voted to support veterans with $2,500 for t-shirts for veterans
in Veteran's Day Parade goodie bags November 2009. Board members
Rick Donnelly and Jim Schopper rode in a truck for the SNC at the
parade. Thanks to David Cooper for providing the truck.
With a purchase of Halloween treats totaling $1,000, the SNC sponsored a safe
alternative Halloween 2009. The carnival was held at the Sylmar Recreation Center
with carnival games, trick or treat city,
arts and crafts, a pie eating contest, thriller contest and local organizations at their booths.
At the October 2008 meeting, the SNC approved the purchase of safety
equipment for the Mobile Skate Unit.
The Unit is expected to be
located in Sylmar as much as one third of the time and is focused on
providing activities to keep kids busy and out of gangs. The safety
equipment includes helmets, knee and elbow pads and was requested by
the Sylmar Youth Task Force.
At the September 2008 meeting the SNC allocated almost $2,000 to help fund the fifth annual
Parade. And $500 to support the Halloween Festival at the Sylmar
Recreation Center, on October 31 at 5:30.
On April 12 and 13, 2008, the American Cancer Society Relay For
LifeŽ of Sylmar brought together people in our community who've
been touched by cancer. The SNC had a team in the relay called
the Purple Pumas, captained by Quyen Vo-Ramirez and Fabian Garcia.
Team members include: Lynn Zekanis, Hector Cabrera, Randall Kelly,
Rick Donnelly and Jan Sandstrom, as well as family members from the
Find out more by visiting our
official Relay Web site
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