Cole Snider was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) 2019 Youth of the Year at the Youth of the Year Celebration held at the Del Mar Racetrack in August. The award acknowledges the leadership, community service, and academic and healthy lifestyle achievements of teens ages 14 through 18. Cole has volunteered over 100 hours at the Griset Clubhouse in Encinitas, beautifying the community garden by planting, cleaning, and painting. He has also coached a sixth grade basketball team through the Elementary Hoops program and, with his brother, created basketball skills clinics that are offered free to club kids. Cole will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and will move on to compete in the countywide Youth of the Year event.

The Youth of the Year Celebration honors members from all BGCSD clubhouses, including the Del Mar Clubhouse and Harper and La Colonia Clubhouses in Solana Beach. Learn more at www.bgcsandieguito.org.