La Jolla’s Torrey Pines Kiwanis give $50,000 for scholarships, programs for disabled

Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation (TPKF), producers of the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, is donating $50,000 to the city’s Disabled Services Advisory Council, which supports the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Services.

TPKF, which provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, cognitive and psycho-social disabilities, will distribute the gift over two years.

The first check of $25,000 was presented March 21 at Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla. TPKF President Peter Ballantyne presented the donation to Francis Barraza, representing Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The gift brings the TPKF’s total donations to the city to $150,000 over the last 20 years, Ballantyne noted.

The TPKF, part of the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club, is committed to empowering San Diegans with disabilities and paralyzed veterans to live beyond their disabilities. To help fund over 30 adaptive sports, recreation and education programs, TPKF produces the annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts, which has raised over $1.7 million, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting San Diegans with disabilities.

For more information, or to buy tickets to La Jolla Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21-22 at UC San Diego’s Warren Field, visit