Rancho Santa Fe residents invited to attend Kids Korps Super Star Gala


Kids Korps USA will bring a taste of British sporting heritage and tradition this year to San Diego through the annual Super Star Gala, “A Night at the Royal Ascot” scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at the Del Mar Country Club. A fundraising event inspired by the elegance, mystique, sporting competition and style of the Royal Ascot.

All proceeds will go directly to help fund Kids Korps USA, a nonprofit organization that engages youth ages 5-25 and their families in hands on volunteer service, addressing the needs of more than 350 organizations in our community. The organization strives to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility — developing leaders for life through youth volunteerism.

Upon arriving, guests will receive a royal “equine welcome” which will set the stage for the evening. Guests can peruse the silent auction tables and ‘place their bets’ while they partake in additional pleasures of recorded horse races, shown on large screens. Once the auction tables are closed, guests will then transition to the elegant dining area. Culinary sensations are what this event is known for and guests will delight as they dine on delicious menus, champagnes and wines.

During dinner, guests will have the opportunity to raise their paddle for Kids Korps’ key signature programs as well as a number of exciting live auction items such as the coveted two-night stay in a three bedroom, 2,573 square foot villa with 24 hour butler service at the uber-luxurious Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. The evening will end with dancing to the eclectic music of Barry Minnifield, one of Los Angeles’ top bands.

Every year, Kids Korps USA is pleased to honor those who exemplify our values of community service through our National Leadership Award This year’s Super Star Gala Leadership awardees include Rancho Santa Fe School, the Bobileff family, the Lichtenberger family, and the Scafidi family.

Tickets for “A Night at the Royal Ascot” range between $350, $500 and $1,000 each with a 10 percent discount available for those who purchase before March 15, 2012. Ticket and sponsor seating will be determined by level and date of purchase. Guests can purchase tickets online at or by calling McFarlane Promotions at 619-233-5008 or