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A ‘Bollywood Experience’ Raises Over $200K for Local Youth


(Los Alamitos, CA) – On Saturday, March 27, The Youth Center held its 2021 Annual Community Support Campaign Event – a Bollywood Experience, at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. The socially distanced event was the culminating affair of The Youth Center’s 2021 Community Support Campaign, which exceeded the nonprofit organization’s fundraising goal of $200K for the year.


It was an evening of carefree indulgence – Indian style, featuring a champagne greeting, traditional Indian cuisine, dancing to Bollywood music, live Bollywood entertainment, a hosted bar, silent auction and experience rooms featuring a spice room, taste of India, scavenger & fashion, jewelry auction, Diwali festival, sweets & treats and henna art.


Special guests at the event included City of Los Alamitos Council Member Ron Bates, Los Alamitos School Board member Chris Forehan, Recreation City Team Ron & Emeline Noda, Summer Harvest CEO Amy Payne, Lion’s Club and Rotary Club Members, and The Youth Center Board of Directors.


Lina Lumme, Executive Director of The Youth Center said, “We could not have raised the much-needed funds for local kids without the support of Captain Byerley, campaign Chairs, Chad Kidder and William Chiem,  2021 campaigners, everyone in attendance, our amazing staff and volunteers, who worked for the entire month securing pledges of support, and our generous sponsors.”


For one month leading up to the ‘Bollywood Experience,’ individuals, local businesses and the community at large were challenged to raise $1,000 each to help The Youth Center meet the needs of and inspire hope in our local kids. Prior to the Experience, over $105,000 had been raised through sponsorships and individuals asking friends and family for their support. Money raised during the Community Support Campaign will help The Youth Center to nurture youth in mind, body and spirit by keeping them safe and active, providing tutoring and homework help, teaching instrumental music, offering leadership, life skills and career training and offering scholarships to families in need.


The Youth Center would like to thank and acknowledge their magnanimous sponsors: Epson, Edward Jones, Statewide Mortgage Services, Newfront Insurance, Egan CPAs LP, Vinclair Corporation, Evergreen Alliance, John Barry & Associates, Artisan Features, UBS Financial Services, Joyce Leckband, Patricia Adams, Sean Zarate, The Sun News, Event-News Enterprise, and Davidson and Moore Commercial Flooring.


“In addition, The Youth Center is exceedingly grateful to its Legacy Members and Campaigners, all of whom donated $1,000 or more.”, shared Shivani Hiralal, Director of Development. “These major supporters help The Youth Center plan for the future and improve programs for youth.”


The Youth Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform children’s lives one family at a time through collaborative social, educational and recreational programs. Since the birth of The Youth Center in 1952, The Youth Center has been honored to establish valuable partnerships within the community and acknowledges their critical importance in the organization’s current and future success. For additional information on The Youth Center, please call (562) 493-4043 or visit

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Meet our Campaign Leaders:

March 27, 2021 
Old Ranch Country Club

3901 Lampson Ave. Seal Beach, CA





$ 7500 Sponsorship
  • 10 tickets to the 2021 YC Experience & choice of start time
  • Premier event signage & recognition
  • Recognition as the Title Sponsor in all printed and online marketing
  • Provides 120 after school scholarships for kids
  • Private tables set up for 10 with 2 bottles of wine


$ 5000 Sponsorship
  • 8 tickets to the 2021 YC Experience
  • Exclusive sponsorship of two of our experience rooms
  • Event signage & recognition
  • Business name/logo in social media, online marketing and Gala program
  • 2 complimentary bottles of wine at welcome


$ 2500 Sponsorship
  • 4 tickets to the 2021 YC Experience
  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of our experience rooms
  • Room Sponsorship with signage
  • Business name/logo in social media, online marketing and program


$ 1000 Sponsorship
  • 2 tickets to the 2021 YC Experience
  • Welcome area sponsorship with signage
  • Sponsors 2 tickets for Youth Center family in need (Mom & Dad) giving them an opportunity to enjoy a night out they couldn't typically afford
  • Business name/logo in social media and online marketing
  • Business name/logo in program


$ 500 Sponsorship
  • Business name/logo in social media and online marketing
  • Business name/logo in program


$ 250 Sponsorship
  • Business name/logo in program