Largest Single Gift in Club History Just Donated

Funding for the construction of the long-awaited Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles is now complete—the state of the art new facility to open in the Fall of 2022.

Paso Robles, CA—September 9, 2021The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast today announced the generous donation of $543,000.00 raised at the must! charities annual PURPOSE fundraiser, a dinner and auction held on August 11. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast was the primary recipient of funds raised at this event with the focus being to raise the final funds necessary to build the brand-new Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles. must! charities has long understood the value of the Boys & Girls Clubs and chose this organization as their major focus since the mission of both makes for a natural partnership. must! charities builds a stronger community through an investment-minded approach, making investments that address the most critical needs in the community, from youth mentorship to poverty to hunger.  Speaking of PURPOSE Becky Gray, Executive Director of must! shares, “I remember the moment I looked around and realized I was witnessing the epitome of what we do at must! charities: collective giving.” She continues to reflect, “the simple gesture of raising a paddle has the power to change a life, change a community, and give opportunities to those who would otherwise not have it.”     

The Boys & Girls Club was chartered in 1995 in Paso Robles and is currently operating on the Flamson Middle School campus.  With the new facility, located at 3301 Oak Street in Paso Robles, the new Club will more than double the amount of Paso Robles youth served. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast now operates 13 Clubs across two counties. With a 5-year strategic plan in place the Clubs will soon grow to over 20 Clubs and serve thousands more local youth.  Clubs sustained daily operations throughout the Covid pandemic and provided a safe place for learning, healthy food, and supportive mentorship to hundreds of children at risk for isolation, hunger and academic decline during the widespread school closures. 

On Saturday, September 11th, the Swirls, Sips and Sunflowers winemaker dinner and auction—a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mid Central Coast—will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center and will be an opportunity to celebrate this amazing milestone—completed during a global pandemic—in a way that benefits the hard work and commitment to children coming from so many in the Northern San Luis Obispo County communities.  There are still some tickets available for the event.  Click here for details on the winemaker dinner and auction and to purchase tickets. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is open to all children looking for a safe, high quality after school or out of school place to learn, have fun, and make friends.  Applications for membership, information on scholarships, and other information is available on or by calling 805-922-7163.

 About Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast:

Founded in 1966, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of North SLO County) have been helping kids aged 6–18 create Great Futures. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast provides after-school tutoring, mentoring, and access to healthy activities. Located on the Central Coast of California in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, we have 13 club sites in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Atascadero, Shandon, and Paso Robles.

For more info about Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast, please call Kelly White O’Neill at (805) 354-7433 or via email at [email protected] or visit