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10460229_10203690882287271_8511378503111884013_nWe would love to hear from our Kare Community. Take a minute to share with us some of your fondest Kare memories. Were you in Boys or Girls Christian League? What was your favorite sport and who was your coach? What cool outings or camps did you attend? Did you know we still have Quiet Street! Do you still get your birthday cards? What are you doing nowadays? Come stop by a Kare facility and see if your old coach is still out there! We would love to reminisce! Share those wonderful Kare Memories in the COMMENTS section below. If you would like to send us some of your old KYL photos or videos you can send them to



  1. Arnold Caines on August 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I was part of BCL for a year around 1972. The team I was on was Superior. I remember Coach Carson picking us up in a rickety old bus. I remember it being very crowded and noisey, then as we came down Live Oak, everyone would start chanting, “QUIET ZONE!” As soon as we turned on to Farna, dead silence. Anyone who uttered a peep was hit with a five cent “swat”. I remember that bus breaking down all the time. Many memories… I am in my 50s now and living in Clarkston WA.

  2. "Junior" on October 21, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I was a member of the Coral Cowboys from the late eighties to early nineties. I too remember the quiet street! Its funny now but back then while on the bus switching from the loud boisterous bunch to the whispering ,gigling group was a serious thing. Almost Automatic. Almost!haha I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Francis and Mr. Smith coaching,joking,encouraging us in their own very personal way. I was always the shorter,slower, weaker one of the group but these men taught me how to draw on my inner strength. A skill that I utilize as a physician to this day. I am forever Indebted to this beautiful organization that brought me under the mentorship of some of the most remarkable people I have ever met. Thank you

  3. Gaylon (Mark) Kent on August 25, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I was a member in the 70’s. Indian, Trojans, Falcons/Dodgers/Hawks. Coached by Mr Johnson, Jim Smith and John Martin, among others. Did the Summer Trip in 76 or 77. I am too old to remember which anymore. I still remember the lessons I learned about everybody being able to do something well. Was never a good athlete, but had an accomplished high school officiating career.

    If you want to send me a birthday card, feel free!

    PO Box 1642
    Hayden, CO 81639

    Fondest Regards,
    Mark Kent

  4. jeffrey guy on March 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

    This place was awesome, I had so many coaches in the eighties, Played soccer, Baseball, Football, Track and field. my coaches were so good Mr. Lambert and coach Francis. I played Qb for Coral. traveled to Glendora so many weekends. Used to sell tickets for the yearly circus. Miss this place, Im gonna swing through and see what the place looks like now a days. Played there for 15 years..

  5. Billy Alcantara on August 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I Played at BCL for several years in the 70’s. I remember Summer Camp and all the sports. We even had kick ball GAMES! I was on the best team at BCL – ATLANTIC. Ha, ha, ha….I still remember the ruckus that took place right before the turn onto “Quiet Street” and the abrupt silence when you hit the corner. Every time I drive down Live Oak Ave I think about my time at BCL.

  6. Mike Garduno on March 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I was a member of BCL and Indian from approximately 1957 to 1965. Indian was always a powerhouse, but Pop Warner football with all the clubs combined was awesome. Rio Hondo Academy was just beginning in 1965/66 with freshman/sophomore classes. Unfortunately, I was a Senior and could not attend. Mr. Mike Dowd, Mr. Randall Johnson, Mr. Ostergard were all coaches that I remember fondly. Marion (Sorry I can’t remember her last name, “Sheffield” maybe) and Janet Congwer were wonderful, smart and talented ladies that I admired. Mr. Hampton was our Director and high school baseball coach and maintained high standards. I remember after one practice we were running laps from home plate on the baseball diamond to around the old football field and flagpole. A few of the guys cut the corner by the flagpole and Mr. Hampton admonished them about cutting corners. He said that if you cut corners on running simple laps, you’ll cut corners on the more important things in life. It is a lesson I have never forgotten. My first summer trip was the summer after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I vividly remember standing at his graveside thinking that this is something that should never happen in our country regardless of political beliefs. I believe that is what probably planted the seed for me to become a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service.

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