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Art, Food, Wine Aim to Keep Boys & Girls Learning

The San Clemente Exchange Club's yearly donation represents $10,000 of the San Clemente Boys & Girls Clubs' yearly budget, and this year that money will come from ticket sales to the Art Auction at the Casino San Clemente.

How much learning will $10,000 buy?

A lot. That's why the --in association with San Clemente Patch, and the --is hosting an art auction May 6 to raise $10,000 or more that will go directly to the

Andy Brosche, the club's program director, said the money will go into the club's general fund which goes to programs like the San Clemente club's Learning Center and tutoring "Power Hour."

Started this school year, students take at least and hour out of their time at the Boys & Girls Club to get intense one-on-one tutoring, spend time playing educational games or doing homework independently or working with athletics staffers in structured activities to improve their physical fitness.

When the program started, 30 to 40 kids attended the first hour of activities. Today, it's 70 to 90, with an attendance of almost 200 throughout the day, Brosche said.

But the staff and materials cost money, which is why the May 6 afternoon of food, wine and art auctioning at Casino San Clemente is so important.

will provide a delicious appetizer menu, the Cellar will provide wine flights and 20 San Clemente artists will be auctioning their wares.

Buy tickets here for $40, all of which goes directly into the coffers of the Boys & Girls in San Clemente.

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