Annual Bike-A-Thon

Event Information

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball Volunteer Committee will proudly host the 26th Annual Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Gary E. Biszantz Family Gymnasium. Guests will ring in the holiday season with a formal evening of live entertainment, dancing, gourmet dining and a bounty of poinsettias all around. The evening includes enthusiastic bidding on silent auction items including vacation packages, one of a kind items, holiday gifts and unique experiences.


Gala Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Barbara Winter

Diane & Robert Meade

Mo Ecke

The Ecke Family

United Healthcare

Event Sponsors

Carltas Company

Diana R. Glimm


Guest Sponsors

Gary & Betty Biszantz

Sheila & Kevin Wirick

Friends of the Ball

Ann Carmel


All proceeds from the event benefit our Scholarships Programs & the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA.

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA has offered quality
programs and YMCA membership to all community members, regardless of ability to pay for over 56 years. Last year
nearly 2,000 children, seniors and families received Scholarships from the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA!

the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA extends a Y experience to hundreds more children through the following community organizations:

Autism Society San Diego

Improving the lives of all affected by autism

Camp Operation Appreciation

A free, one-week day camp experience for the children of active duty military personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton

Casa de Amistad

An educational assistance program for low income youth

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Supporting athletes with physical disabilities

Community Resource Center

An organization servicing victims of domestic violence, poverty and homelessness

Encinitas Union School District

Partnering to provide aquatics programs for children with special needs

Inclusion Program

A program to mainstream children with special needs into YMCA camps

Kinship Support Services Program

A support program for relative caregivers

Los Angelitos de Encinitas, Inc.

A local program facilitating children’s involvement in sports and programs

Migrant Family Education Program

A program offering recreational opportunities for children of migrant workers

In supporting the Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball you join a community committed to providing quality, character-building programs for all people, regardless of ability to pay.

For more information contact Emily Figueiredo at
760.942.9622 ext 12507or at [email protected]