Pickwick Gardens in Burbank was again abuzz with the energy of the more than 200 guests who came out to support The Campbell Center’s Derby Day on Saturday, May 6. The afternoon was filled with fun activities including race wagering, lavish buffet, a hat contest, drawing for great prizes, a silent auction and a live auction with CBS2 weatherman, Garth Kemp, serving as auctioneer. To top it off, rock and roll hall of famer, Bill Withers, addressed the crowd with some words from the heart and had all hanging on his every word. The event raised much-needed funds for The […]
Close to 100 supporters of The Campbell Center came out to be part of a morning of great energy, fitness and biking at Hoover High School on Sunday, February 26 to help raise funds for The Campbell Center mission. The group of biking teams competed against one another, cheered on by their fans and other spectators, including several of The Campbell Center Clients. By all accounts it was a great experience in an atmosphere of friendly competition and philanthropic spirit. Congratulations to our winning Teams and individual bikers who were judged on most miles pedaled and most dollars raised both […]
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a copter…delivering Santa Claus for his annual visit to The Campbell Center on December 6 to bring cheer to the Clients who eagerly await his arrival right about this each year. Now in its third decade, the visit is made possible by Glendale’s finest – the members of the Glendale Police Department and the Glendale Police Officers’ Association, many of whose members were also present to partake in the celebration, including Chief Robert Castro.
Pickwick Bowl was abuzz with excitement on Sunday, November 6, as bowlers and supporters gathered for an afternoon of fun, camaraderie, bowling, food, drinks and overall good times at the 25th Annual Bowl-A-Thon benefiting The Campbell Center.
For the second year, on May 14, 2016, The Campbell Center clients had the opportunity to spend a day out in the community, riding ATVs and UTVs in Hungry Valley, Gorman in Santa Clarita County. The event was such a great hit last year that the organizers, philanthropists Ron and Lee Levy, brought it back by popular demand. In an atmosphere of great fun, camaraderie and “community” 24 of the TCC Clients mingled with the more than 60 other participants and had a super time. The outing again included a barbeque lunch, games, entertainment and a unique chance for a […]
The afternoon of May 7 will be remembered by the more than 200 guests in attendance as yet another super fun Derby Day. Once again the event which this year marked its 25th Anniversary offered an array of activities for everyone to enjoy. Among the guests were Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Withers as well as a number of The Campbell Center Clients. Guests were greeted by three of our Clients who welcomed them at their arrival, setting the tone for the afternoon’s mood. From the lavish buffet lunch to the fun and playful hat and derby […]
A group of The Campbell Center Clients had the opportunity to spend a day riding ATVs and UTVs in Hungry Valley, Gorman, in Santa Clarita County. Organized by Ron and Lee Levy, a philanthropic couple who wanted to offer a very special experience to some very special individual children and adults, beside the ride of their life, the event included a barbeque lunch, games, entertainment and a unique chance for a few hours of “on the wild side.” We are grateful to Ron and Lee, their friends and family members for giving our Clients a memorable day full of great […]
Glendale, October 21, 2014 – The Campbell Center (formerly GAR) will hold its annual Bowl-A-Thon at Pickwick Lanes in Burbank on November 2, 2014. Now in its 22nd year, this fun event has become a much-anticipated tradition over the years, bringing together bowlers and supporters from Glendale, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Los Feliz and surrounding communities for an afternoon of fun and fundraising. Funds raised will help The Campbell Center to continue to providing its quality programs and services to its developmentally-disabled Client population. The 24 participating bowling teams will compete for several awards, including First Place Team trophy; […]
On Saturday, September 20, nearly 250 guests were in attendance at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale to support and help The Campbell Center (TCC) celebrate the 60th Anniversary of its founding. With actress Mariette Hartley serving as Mistress of Ceremonies and entertainment by Kori Withers, daughter of legendary singer/songwriter Bill Withers, the evening was a huge success. Especially memorable was Todd Withers, son of Bill Withers and a Client of TCC, who accompanied his sister at the mic. The Program included touching tributes to TCC founders Phyllis and Jerry Campbell who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Western Drug, recipient of […]
A Day of Horsin’ Around… and Fundraising! The 23rd Annual Derby Day event, held on May 3, 2014, at Pickwick Banquet Center in Burbank, was another success for The Campbell Center and, with the generosity of our Sponsors and donors, raised $90,000 for our mission. Former Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and the Glendale Police Officers’ Association were the recipients of the Campbell Award of Excellence, the organization’s top honor named for Founders Jerry and Phyllis Campbell and bestowed on those whose service and commitment to our mission sets them apart. On that lovely afternoon, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet […]