Claws for a Cause Team

Watsonville Rotary Claws for a Cause Annual FundraiserThe fantastic "Claws for a Cause" Team of Watsonville Rotary Club Volunteers were all smiles during their 2023 Maine Lobster Take-Out Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, August 12, at the Watsonville Elks Lodge. With some 200 dinners sold to supporters from throughout the Central Coast, volunteers delivered ready to cook steam pots full of fresh Maine Lobsters with all the fixings, sour dough loaves and bottles of wine to curbside patrons arriving to pick up their dinners between 2- 4 p.m.

The Club will use 100 percent of net proceeds of $19,000, combined with other philanthropic Club funds, to make grants in the spring of 2024 to local nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable children and teens in Watsonville and the Greater Pajaro Valley.

We'd like to thank all of our generous sponsors, in-kind sponsors, ticket buyers and donors for making our 2023 "Claws for a Cause" Fundraiser a great success again this year!

2023 Major Sponsors

Borina Foundation
US Bank
Allen, Allen & Caroselli
D'La Colmena Market  & Catering
Santa Cruz Community Credit Union

Business Sponsors

Bay Federal Credit Union

Blue Water Construction

California Giant Berry Farms

Dobler & Son Farms

Rocky & Judy Franich

Hayashi Dental

Steve & Leslie Henderson

Hutchinson & Bloodgood LLP

Edward Jones Financial Advisors

JRL Ranch

KBK Insurance & Real Estate

Terry & Myrna Medina

RVS Technology Group

S. Martinelli & Company

Santa Cruz County Bank

Watsonville Auto Group

Watsonville Community Hospital

In-Kind Sponsors

Good Times/Pajaronian

Pajaro Valley Printing


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Staff of Life Market

Watsonville Elks Lodge #1300


Peter & Jane Barr

David Hemrick

Tom House

John Kegebein

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Scurich