This year we were honored to welcome Mr Jordi Mestre, vice president and responsible for Sports Area of FC Barcelona. He was gracious enough to present the Penya with a player's jersey signed by the entire team.
In the spirit of "Més Que un Club" the penya recognized this as a great opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, an organization that sponsors athletic and academic programs for local children.
We began selling tickets and in June we announced the winner of the raffle after raising $1,000 for The Tenderloin Clubhouse of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Special thanks to everyone who bought a ticket for the raffle! We raised a substantial sum for a worthy organization, helping disadvantaged youth in San Francisco and throughout the country. Tenderloin Clubhouse of Boys & Girls Clubs provides essential services such as after school soccer and other sports for those who wouldn't have access to it otherwise.
We are all excited for next season to begin but I'm i'm also excited for the opportunity for us to continue to help the community. With everyone's help we can use the strength of our organization and the spirit of Barça to make a difference in San Francisco.
Looking forward to season to come,
Robert Manson, President, Penya Barcelonista San Francisco