Annual BBQ and Auction

Jack’s Helping Hand celebrated our Thirteenth Annual Benefit with a perfect combination of beautiful weather, kind-hearted guests and the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Emceed by John Summer and Jack’s Helping Hand’s first client, Owen Beck, the BBQ celebration lived up to the extraordinary standard of generosity for which it has become known.

Guests mingled and bid on an array of items in the silent and live auction while listening to music provided by The Rebootz 805. Local vineyards and breweries donated wine and beer, and Cahoots Catering, from Paso Robles, provided a delicious menu. We were all entertained by auctioneer extraordinaire Jim Settle and his crew.

Favorite items from the live auction included a French Bulldog puppy, signed helmet from Adrian Peterson, and concert packages for Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton as well as Ringo Starr and Earth, Wind and Fire. Week long trips to the mountains of Idaho and the vineyards of Italy, and long weekends to New York and Nashville rounded out the travel experiences. The crowd favorite of a catered dinner for twenty with Paul and Bridget Ready sold multiple times.

The silent auction was filled with local activities, golf, jewelry, overflowing gift baskets, artwork, wine, home décor items and many beautiful gift baskets. Once again, Kevin and Kathi Main created and donated a beautiful solid gold pendant designed with the Jack’s Helping Hand name and logo.

Thanks to the overwhelming and generous spirit of our community, the event raised more than $580,000. These funds will be used for the ongoing needs of our assistance program as well as our numerous other programs that continue to help the medically fragile children in our community.

SAVE THE DATE for next year’s Annual BBQ Celebration at the Santa Margarita Ranch on June 20, 2020!

This event sells out quickly, so contact us early to reserve your place. If you are not on our mailing list, please call our office at (805) 547-1914 and provide your contact information. In mid-March, we will then send you an email to remind you to reserve the date. Reservations are only accepted after mid-March.

Event sponsorship opportunities are accepted at any time!

We are so thankful for our 2019 Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor

Pear Valley

Old Juan's Cantina

Quaglino Properties

Partner Sponsor

A.M. Sun Solar

Broneso Brothers

The Kiessig Family

The Garris Family

Supporter Sponsor


Ancient Peaks Winery

BBQ and Golf Sponsorship