Dine Out for CADA Kids a Success!
Our heartfelt thanks to the 31 restaurants who participated in our Dine Out for CADA Kids event on Tuesday, June 30th, and to all of you who dined out that evening. In Santa Barbara's largest dining event of the year, participating restaurants donated 15-25% of food sales to CADA Kids. The event raised nearly $15,000 for CADA’s prevention programs for youth in Santa Barbara County. Click here to view a list of participating restaurants.
Summit for Danny Spain Climbers
Exceed Their Fundraising Goal
Our team of intrepid climbers are back from their journey to Spain, where they walked the legendary trail of Camino de Santiago. For over one thousand years, the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, has attracted countless spiritual and adventure-seeking pilgrims alike. From May 18 - 28 they logged in over 90 miles of walking!
Climbers pay all of their own expenses, so every dollar raised goes to support subtance abuse treatment for teens. We thank all of you who donated to the climb, which to date has raised over $110,000 to support treatment services for teens at the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center.
Amethyst Ball Soars to New Heights
with the British Invasion!
The 2015 Amethyst Ball rose to new heights this year as 400 guests packed the Bacara Resort and Spa's main ballroom on Saturday, April 11 for a star-studded gala: The British Invasion. Guests arrived in an entertaining mix of black tie and 60's mod fashion, and were greeted by royal impersonators. The crowd sported Beatles wigs, British Flag mini-dresses and white boots, and various psychedelic outfits.
A sumptuous meal was capped off by a bread pudding dessert—a favorite of Princess Diana— created especially for the evening by Darren McGrady, former chef to the royal family.
The dance floor was packed till the last number as guests were entertained by Peter Noone and his Herman's Hermits band, Eric Burdon of the Animals, and Alan Parsons, known for the Alan Parsons Project and for working with the Beatles and Pink Floyd at Abbey Road.
The event's success was due to the creative planning and hard work of honorary chairs Peter Noone and his wife Mireille, and event chairs Bob Bryant, Susan Neuman, Holly Murphy, Betsy Turner and Anne Towbes. Thanks also to our numerous underwriters and patrons, and to all of those who bid on our silent and live auction items and donated to our special appeal to support CADA's school-based Youth Service Specialists. Special thanks goes to Peter Hilf for his generous gift of $100,000 to support CADA's programs.
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Learn More About Our Youth Service System in Santa Barbara Schools
At this year's Amethyst Ball, guests were moved by these heart-felt interviews with our Youth Service Specialists who work with students in local junior high and high schools to support them in dealing with a variety of mental health, behavioral, school, family, and substance abuse problems. >READ MORE