Kids Korps members fundraise at polo match


By Adam Knees, 8

Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps Chapter member

On a sunny afternoon, in late August, Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps volunteers attended the Del Mar Polo match to sell dessert delights, artwork, and raffle tickets for a lucky winner to drive a Telsa Roadster Car (see below) for four hours and win an elegant piece of jewelry. One of my friends and I sold $90 worth of raffle tickets and our Rancho Santa Fe Chapter made $243 by selling cupcakes that each of our families donated.

We also brought artwork to sell from our friend, Grace Phillips who lives at the Silverado Center in Encinitas. Grace is a great artist, originally from South Africa, who is sick with Alzheimer’s disease. She can no longer paint so we are trying to help her children sell her more than 250 paintings. We had a great day working and raising money for Kids Korps!

Kids Korps USA is proud to have been selected by FINE Magazine through their presenting sponsorship of the 2010 San Diego Polo Club’s US Polo Association Rossmore Cup. We applaud FINE Magazine’s dedication to showcasing community organizations like Kids Korps and local businesses through FINE events across our community. Kids Korps chapters and members volunteered to raise awareness and funds for the organization while enjoying the competition.

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; for the San Diego Polo Club, visit


Kids Korps kicks off the year with chapter leader meeting

Kids Korps chapter leaders from all over San Diego came together on the morning of Wednesday, Sept 29, at the Carmel Valley Polster Branch Boys and Girls Club, for a group workshop on how to start and run a successful Kids Korps chapter. With more than 6,000 members, Kids Korps boasts 65 chapters in the San Diego region and is growing with continued interest each year. A chapter consists of a minimum of 10 youth members and three adult leaders. This year, Kids Korps proudly boasts more chapters in the inner city areas of San Diego where low-income children will have opportunities to learn about volunteerism and give back to their communities.

For more information on attending this meeting or the requirements to start a Kids Korps chapter in your school, neighborhood, youth group or religious organization, call 760-452-2676.