Save Our Youth's annual Fiesta receives financial help

Save Our Youth has received a challenge grant donor who will match, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.

The donor's grant aims to encourage sponsorships for SOY's annual Fiesta, which this year celebrates the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit's 20th anniversary helping area youth. The fifth annual Fiesta will be at Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa, on April 26.

The event is SOY's largest fundraiser of the year. Sponsorships start at $250.

The donated funds will be used toward SOY's youth academic and arts programs, as well as its university exploration trip for 14 college-bound high school juniors. During the trip, the students members meet with SOY alumni who are studying at various California campuses.

For more information or to sponsor the Fiesta, call Silvia Rosales at (949) 548-8501 or visit

— Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint

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