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Calvin Coseo grew up playing sports through the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego and is now giving back as a board member for the organization. He was recently awarded the Rookie of the Year Award for his volunteer efforts, an honor he feels has brought him full circle with the Boys & Girls Club. “My entire family has always been a part of the club in some way or another. I started volunteering in high school mentoring kids in the after school program by helping them with their homework, playing games and most importantly, I was there to simply talk and listen,” said Calvin.

After college, Calvin was the assistant coach for a fifth and sixth grade co-ed basketball team. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of the board and has served on the Kash for Kids Golf Classic committee for the past two years. “Being on the board today and seeing what makes [the Boys & Girls Club] successful is very rewarding in and of itself. Being recognized for my time and hard work makes it even more fulfilling and purposeful,” related Calvin. For Calvin, the club is a place he has always felt at home. He hopes that through the work of the board and other volunteers, the Boys & Girls Club will continue to welcome all children of any socio-economic status at any time.

Calvin, who is vice president of investor relations for Coseo Properties, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. Although he spent most of his time during college in northern California, he knew he wanted to return to his San Diego roots. “I was born and raised in Escondido. I like living in the San Diego area because of the weather, great terrain and the people,” explained Calvin.

In his spare time, Calvin enjoys playing golf, hiking, gardening, cooking and spending time with his family. “I have three beautiful sisters—Kayla, Lydia and Charlotte. I feel incredibly lucky to have been raised by my parents, Brenda and Chris. They are extremely down-to-earth and true philanthropists,” declared Calvin. Calvin is proud to state that his parents are still involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego and are a big reason for his dedication and commitment to the organization.

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Name: Calvin Jay Coseo
Age: 28
Community: Escondido, CA
Volunteer Affiliation: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Occupation: Vice President, Investor Relations for Coseo Properties, Inc.

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