Boys & Girls Club Unveils New Passenger Van Donated by Bridgestone

Santa Cruz, CA — On December 6, 2023, Bridgestone Retail Operations (Bridgestone) surprised area Club kids and families when they unveiled a new passenger van donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County. The special ceremony featured remarks from Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County and Bridgestone representatives.

The new van will provide Club kids with transportation to and from their Clubhouses and other enrichment activities, addressing one of the biggest hurdles families face and giving more local kids and teens access to high-impact, out-of-school programming.

The donation is part of the Bridgestone Driving Great Futures initiative, which has raised more than $20 million to help kids and teens gain access to Boys & Girls Clubs resources across the U.S. since 2015. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County is one of just 12 Clubs nationwide to receive a new passenger van from Bridgestone this year.

During the event, Club members donned face paint and celebrated by designing their own drivers’ licenses, creating field trip tote bags, and signing their names on the vehicle (in erasable chalk), all while listening to their “new van” playlist of favorite tunes. Although the afternoon rain washed out the kids’ artwork on the vehicle, it couldn’t dampen the celebratory spirit of the event.

To learn more about becoming the Club’s transportation sponsor or supporting other high-impact programming for Santa Cruz County youth, please contact Director of Development Andy Cunningham at

Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Clubs receive first dedicated vehicle


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