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Jack London Yacht Club donates Jack London State Historic Park passes to La Luz Center for Cinco de Mayo

Nonprofit gives annual passes to Jack London State Historic Park to La Luz Center families for Cinco de Mayo

Inspired by the seafaring adventures of famed author Jack London and his wife Charmian, the Jack London Yacht Club has all the trappings of a traditional yacht club: A commodore at the helm, reciprocal member privileges at yacht clubs around the country, and a noble purpose – supporting nonprofit organizations in its community.

Only two things are different: The yachts measure 22 inches, and they are miles from an ocean or bay.

The Jack London Yacht Club, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers that supports local nonprofits and public entities and builds community through fundraising efforts and engagement in the Valley of the Moon.

The “official clubhouse” is located at the Jack London Lodge Saloon, 13740 Arnold Dr. in the town of Glen Ellen. The building is located at the base of the road leading to Jack London State Historic Park, once home to the prolific author and his wife, Charmian.

To support families in the area, the Jack London Yacht Club will donate four annual passes to Jack London State Historic Park in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Each pass provides free admission for one vehicle of guests (up to nine people) for each visit in the 12-month period.

“This has been an exceptionally tough year for everyone, especially children. We want to provide an opportunity for families to get out and have some fun together in the fresh air and natural beauty of the park,” said Commodore Jim Burch of the Jack London Yacht Club.

Jack London State Historic Park will match the donation. The park is operated and funded by Jack London Park Partners, the first private organization to be entrusted with management of a state park on behalf of the people of California.

“We are inspired by the Yacht Club’s generous donation and want to support their efforts and the programs of La Luz Center. The park offers all who visit a chance to experience and explore nature and history in the place the Londons called Beauty Ranch,’ said Matt Leffert, executive director of Jack London State Historic Park.

La Luz Center,, in the nearby town of Boyes Hot Springs, strengthens the community through family services, economic advancement and community engagement.

“We appreciate the kind gifts of the yacht club and the park. The wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the beauty and recreation that is right here in our own backyard is priceless,” said Sharon Somogyi, donor stewardship manager at La Luz Center.

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