Get Ready to Kick Up Your Heels at the Boot Scootin’ Ball!

Published on Sep 27, 2023

Pasadena is about to be infused with a wild western spirit on Saturday, September 30. At the iconic Pasadena Masonic Temple located at 200 S. Euclid Avenue, the doors will swing open at 6:30 p.m. to welcome all the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the annual Boot Scootin’ Ball benefiting Young & Healthy Pasadena! But remember, partner, you must be over 18 to join in on this hoedown.

Yee Haw! Imagine an evening filled with the sizzling sounds and enticing aromas of barbecue, the rhythmic steps of line dancing echoing through the hall, and moonshine that flows, igniting the spark of the wild west in everyone present.

In the midst of the celebration, hearts will be warmed as Young & Healthy honors Nick Howell, the recipient of the J. Donald Thomas award. A Pasadena native, Nick’s journey with Young & Healthy was kindled by his wife Caroline’s affiliation with the Pasadena Children’s Guild. With a career spanning over thirty years in healthcare, including roles at Accenture and UnitedHealth Group, Nick has devoted his life to serving health insurers and care delivery systems.

Throughout his career, Nick was not just a witness, but a passionate advocate against the human impact of limited access to healthcare and coverage. It’s in this advocacy that his path intertwined with Young & Healthy, serving on the board for six years and offering his strategic insights as the Chair of the Finance Committee for four years.

As the stars twinkle in the clear night sky, the Boot Scootin’ Ball will reach a crescendo with a paddle pledge and the Wagon Wheel of Fortune. Every spin, every pledge, fuels the lifeline of support that Young & Healthy extends to the uninsured and underserved children and their families in the greater Pasadena area.

So, dust off those cowboy boots, don that Stetson hat, and mark the date. The Boot Scootin’ Ball isn’t just an event—it’s where the heart of Pasadena beats in unison, echoing the legacy of care and support that defines Young & Healthy. It’s more than a night of celebration; it’s where every dance step and hearty laugh contributes to a tapestry of community, care, and unwavering support. For more information call (626) 795-5166 or visit

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