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Los Angeles BIG 5K & Marathon
March 18-19, 2017
Amazing staff, volunteers, and supporters represented The Painted Turtle at this year’s Los Angeles BIG 5K & Marathon on March 18 and 19! Not only did they challenge themselves at both rigorous events, they also went the distance to raise important funds for Camp! Thank you to everyone who participated!
Insane Inflatable 5K
February 18, March 11, and April 1, 2017
The Painted Turtle bounced its way through spring as the benefiting charity for three select Insane Inflatable 5K runs throughout California: San Diego, Pomona, and San Francisco. As a partner, Camp received financial support through the participation of runners, fundraisers, and over 85 volunteers! Everyone from campers and their families to Delta Zetas and Phi Kappa Taus, Camp is receiving over $6,500! And what made these runs even more fun is that the Program Team hosted a Family Picnic in both San Diego and San Francisco! This was a great opportunity to catch up with new and old friends, and it allowed us to serve approximately 70 campers and their families throughout CA!
BINGO at The Roxy
February 9, 2017
On February 9th, we shared an exciting evening of games, laughter, and fun with over 200 guests at the 13th Annual Bingo at The Roxy. Painted Turtle supporters, friends, and celebrities, including Jay Leno, John Favreau, and Lisa Kudrow and more, entertained the crowd and presented winners with amazing prizes. All proceeds will send children and their families to camp!
Tour de Turtle and Turtle Trek
October 17, 2016
On Saturday, October 17th, over 200 people attended the 7th Annual Tour de Turtle & Inaugural Turtle Trek. The largest fundraiser held at Camp, Tour de Turtle cyclists took on one of three fully supported bike routes (18, 36, and 62 miles) and for the first time ever, families and children of all ages enjoyed the Turtle Trek: a 2-mile walk/run/roll around Camp. The day’s festivities included iconic camp pit stops with games and dancing, and all guests enjoyed an afternoon celebration with live music, delicious food, and fun activities. Funds raised through the event’s generous participants, sponsors, and volunteers will be used to send children and their families to camp.
Insane Inflatable 5K
March 5, 2016
On March 5th, over 70 Team Turtle members conquered the Insane Inflatable 5K in Long Beach, CA! Joined by 50 friends from our corporate partner Applied Medical, Painted Turtle friends and volunteers bounced their way through crazy inflated obstacle courses that included 2-story walls and giant slides. Dressed in their best turtle flair, our adventurous racers had an unforgettable time and raised important funds for camp.
The Los Angeles Big 5K & Marathon
February 13 & 14, 2016
Dedicated Painted Turtle supporters recently took on the Los Angeles Big 5K and Los Angeles Marathon on Saturday, February 13th and 14th, to raise funds for camp! We are so appreciative of these special individuals for representing Team Turtle at these fun, but challenging, events and offer special congratulations to our top three fundraisers: Alison Beier who won a Wyndham Vacation Package, Kelly Delich who earned a FitBit Charge HR, and Sarah Bane who scored a Lemonade Restaurant gift certificate and cookbook. Thank you to everyone who ran for camp (including staff member April Uyehara)!
Bingo at The Roxy
February 9, 2016
Celebrating The Legacy of Paul Newman
September 12, 2015
The 11th annual BBQ fundraiser hosted by the Northern LA Regional Board welcomed over 250 guests to camp on September 12, 2015 to celebrate Paul Newman’s legacy and raise funds for The Painted Turtle. With a beautiful Lake Hughes sunset as a backdrop, guests listened to The Hit Machine’s groovy tunes, enjoyed food from The Antelope Valley Culinary Institute, sampled beers from Kinetic Brewing Company, and took part in the live and silent auction. Items auctioned off ranged from a ropes course experience at The Painted Turtle, to a Kate Spade handbag, to a Paul Newman’s Yale auto-racing jacket. Opening the auction this year was former camper, Graham O’Shaughnessy, who brought the audience to their feet for his rendition of Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.” Thank you to all who attended, including Visionary Sponsors Chiquita Canyon and big thanks to the Northern LA Regional Board for all their hard work in creating a truly inspiring event! Check out event photos here.
An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman
May 14, 2015
Bingo at The Roxy
November 4, 2014
On November 4, supporters for The Painted Turtle elected to attend the 11th Annual Bingo at The Roxy! It was fun filled night with celebrities like Paul Reiser, Randy Newman, Mark McGrath, and Andrew Rannells calling the games. Winners received amazing prizes ranging from exciting sporting events to exotic trips and fine dining experiences.
The real highlight of the evening was when camper parents Andrew and Michele Blanscet shared the touching story of their son Chance and his experiences with camp since 2006. Thank you to our sponsor Golden Voice and all who attended.
Tour de Turtle
October 19, 2014
October 19th was a beautiful day at The Painted Turtle, the morning started a little chilly, but the sun came out and was shining bright when 80 riders completed the fifth annual Tour de Turtle. Riders of all levels completed one of three courses (18, 36, 62 miles), while family and friends cheered and volunteers kept our riders hydrated at rest stops. It was a fun, but challenging adventure for many, but our riders know the “challenge” each of our campers deal with day in and day out. Thank you Team Turtle!
Thank you to our generous sponsors Applied Medical, Baxter, BioMarin and Wyndham, along with Lemonade LA and Marmalade restaurants for providing us with delicious meals during the event.
Turtle Camp Anniversary Hoedown BBQ
September 6, 2014
On September 6, The Painted Turtle’s North LA County Regional Board hosted their annual BBQ fundraiser at camp in Lake Hughes, CA.
The night was full of excitement and fun, complete with tours of camp, delicious BBQ prepared by Calabasas Custom Catering and the University of AV Culinary Arts School, beer and wine, live music by the Hit Machine, silent and live auctions, incredible prizes, and all-around Hoedown fun!
Special thanks to all who attended, our generous event sponsors, and to the North LA County Regional Board for hosting such a successful and memorable event!
June 22, 2014
On Sunday, June 22, thirty-two supporters mounted their spin bike at SoulCycle to give back to The Painted Turtle. The fabulous instructor, Pixie led Team Turtle through a challenging and fun full body workout class. Both new and seasoned spinners sweat it out for our campers, helping to raise awareness and funds for camp!
San Francisco Gala
Monday March 10, 2014
Supporters were entertained by one-of-a-kind performances by Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Kathy Griffin, Josh Groban, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Amber Riley, and Renee Zellweger. But the true stars of the night were the campers who captured the crowd with their bright smiles and joyful performances. A big “Standing O” to all who helped raise awareness and financial support. Click here to view news coverage.
LA Marathon and Big 5K