Annual Bike-A-Thon

Event Information

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball Volunteer Committee will proudly host the 27th Annual Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Gary E. Biszantz Family Gymnasium. Guests will ring in the holiday season with a formal evening of live entertainment, dancing and gourmet dining while surrounded by an abundance of beautifully festive poinsettias. The evening includes enthusiastic bidding on silent auction items including vacation packages, one of a kind items, holiday gifts and unique experiences.

Poinsettia Ball Event Timeline

6:00pm – Check-In Open

Silent Auction Open

Hosted Cocktail Hour & Hors d’oeuvres

8:00pm – Dinner & Program

9:00pm – Dancing to the Live Music of The Heroes

More detailed pre-event information will be emailed to all guests with a registered email address one week prior to the event.

All questions can be directed to Emily Figueiredo, Financial Development & Events Director for the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, at 760-942-9622, ext. 12507 or [email protected].


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 12507 or at [email protected]