Carlos Santana Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
On Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 Carlos Santana, along with several Santana Band members, visited Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas (B&GCLV) Lied Memorial Clubhouse to meet Imani, the winner of a t-shirt design contest, and tour the facility (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Held in November, the t-shirt design contest was open to all members of B&GCLV ages 11-17.  The artwork created by Imani, age 12 from Lied Memorial Clubhouse, was selected by Santana as the winner and turned into a limited edition t-shirt.  The shirt is currently available at The Joint’s merchandise booths and on Santana.com during the January run of Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Jan. 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16.

During the visit today Carlos saw a painting and loved it so much he snapped some cell phone pics. He was then presented with the paining by BGCLV and one of the artists, 9-year old Azeem.

Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos talks to the kids from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos talks to the kids from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Winning t-shirt design by 12-yr old Imani
Winning t-shirt design by 12-yr old Imani

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana with Dulcinea Almazan, President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Carlos Santana with Dulcinea Almazan, President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana with Imani and Dulcinea Almazan, President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Carlos Santana with Imani and Dulcinea Almazan, President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos Santana with Imani, winning t-shirt designer from Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana at Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos Santana at Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Welcome sign for Carlos and band members
Welcome sign for Carlos and band members

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos photographs his welcome cake
Carlos photographs his welcome cake

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana with band members, Imani, and staff of Lied Memorial Clubhouse
Carlos Santana with band members, Imani, and staff of Lied Memorial Clubhouse

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Imani shows Carlos another piece of artwork
Imani shows Carlos another piece of artwork

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Imani with poster artwork
Imani with poster artwork

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos photographs artwork by 9-yr old Azeem
Carlos photographs artwork by 9-yr old Azeem

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos with 9-yr old artist Azeem
Carlos with 9-yr old artist Azeem

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Visit the Boys & Girls Clubs web site at: http://www.bgclv.org