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Newsletter 2013 


"The Monsoon" raises funds for The Wylie Center on December 20th


Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin is hosting a charity Ping Pong Tournament to benefit the great community work done by The Wylie Center. The event takes place at Lorenz' home gym, Millennia MMA, on Dec. 20, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. Millennia MMA Gym is located at 8423 Rochester Avenue, #102, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.

Lorenz will provide food and drinks during the event and there will also be live raffles and great opportunities to meet and hang out with local MMA stars. Simply bring $20, canned goods or unwrapped gifts to be donated to the Wylie Center to enter the Ping Pong Tournament for a chance to win a Grand Prize. All money, canned foods, and gifts will go directly to the Wylie Center to immediately and positively affect the lives of local families in need.

Lorenz, a rising star in the UFC, is originally from Riverside, CA and takes great pride in his community, saying, "It's a dream to fight for the UFC and I am so proud of where I'm from. Getting together with The Wylie Center to help families is something I'm excited to get the chance to do."

To learn more about this fundraiser please contact Paula Akompong (951-683-5193 ext. 209 and pakompong@wyliecenter.org) or Matt Aptaker (714-724-5071 and matt@paradigmsm.com). 

Chase Bank Supports Children at 

The Wylie Center 

The Wylie Center would like to thank Chase for their generous gift of $1,500 to upgrade the location with fencing.


Larhonda Austin, Vice President , Business Banking Wholesaler at Chase and Melody Amaral, CEO of The Wylie Center


Special Thanks to The Eagles


The Wylie Center would also like to thank the Eagles for their generous gift of $1,500.


Eagles representatives with Karen Maness and Connie Beasley of The Wylie Center 


The Wylie Center's Holiday Wishlist


We are seeking the following items to enhance our services:


  • Digital cameras to take photos for our programs;
  • Laptops and office supplies;
  • Cars to provide services in the field for our therapeutic  programs; 
  • Canned and boxed food, diapers and formula for our food bank;
  • Couches in good condition for a family room;
  • Women's large-size winter jackets; and
  • Personal hygiene supplies for women.  

Tips for a Healthy December


Don't forget to stay healthy and eat well this month as we immerse ourselves in the holiday festivities.  You've worked very hard this year.  What could be a better way to ring in the new year than to celebrate your success (instead of looking forward to that ominous resolution)?  Stay strong!  Bistromd.com advises:

  • pack a snack;
  • be aware of your environment; and
  • overindulgence makes you Grinch-like.

For more on this article, visit the Health Library.  

The Wylie Center
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California 92501



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The Wylie Center will be closed on December 23rd to 25th for the holidays.  

   Holiday Events


This seasonal series of free family programs featuring different activities for children and teens at six locations in downtown Riverside is sponsored by the Riverside Arts Council. Visit one or visit them all! All locations offer free admission! Jan. 5th's event will feature a scavenger hunt and family crest creations. See the flyer for details.  


From now till January 4, 2014, don't miss the chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole at the 21st Annual Riverside Festival of Lights at the downtown Riverside outdoor mall.


Miracle on 34th Street
 is a 1947 Christmas film based on a story that takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the impact of a department store Santa who claims to be the real Santa. 

  December 20, 7:30 PM.

 Fox Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Tickets are $9.00 each. 

Ways to Give!
Your gift to The Wylie Center is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Wylie Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Out tax ID number is 93-0670286.