Badges for Baseball

Ripkin

The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Badges for Baseball/Softball Camp is full.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 12 only. The camp is four days, August 2-5 @ Kasch Park.  Breakfast and lunch is provided. Please email info@bgcsc.org with any questions.

Badges for Baseball and Softball Brochure

 

Thank you to the Wells Fargo Foundation

Wells Fargo Helps Kids Succeed Academically

The Wells Fargo Foundation, in working toward a goal of promoting academic achievement among low and moderate income youth, has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (BGCSC) with a $20,000 grant for our Power Hour Program. This funding will allow Clubs to continue to provide our nationally-validated after school homework help and tutoring program. Additionally, through Power Hour, youth can participate in staff-facilitated high yield learning activities allowing kids to practice vital school skills and gain mastery over course topics. Kids who participate in Power Hour stay on-track with course materials, achieve and maintain average and above-average grades, and advance on-time to the subsequent grade.  BGCSC is honored to continue to work with Wells Fargo to enable Snohomish County youth to succeed in school.

BGCSC takes part in Macy’s Thanks for Sharing Campaign

Macy’s cardholders nationwide took part in the annual Thanks For Sharing event in September. Scheduled to run through December, the campaign was so successful that it met its goal of raising $15 million for charities by September 30!

Macy’s is donating $10 out of each $25 enrollment fee, up to a total of $15 million, to charities. The first $3 million raised will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. The balance, up to an additional $12 million, will be donated to Make-A-Wish®, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, The RESPECT! Campaign™, an initiative of Futures Without Violence® as well as local chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs.

We will receive a report in January detailing the amount to be gifted to BGCSC. Macy’s Thanks for Sharing has raised over $115 million for charitable causes since 2002. Thank you Macy’s and local BGCSC supporters who participated in the program.

The Opus Community Foundation Grants $10,000 for SMART Girls

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Opus Community Foundation toward the continued implementation of SMART Girls. The Opus Community Foundation “provid[es] financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in our communities”. SMART (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) Girls positively impacts the community by empowering participants to make positive decisions regarding their health while also encouraging girls to achieve their goals. SMART Girls is currently offered in 11 Clubs and is open to girls ages 8-18.

The Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound Helps Kids Get Around

ECF6 Thank YouEVERETT, February 25, 2014. The Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound recently awarded BGCSC a grant of $40,000 to provide vans for the South Everett/ Mukilteo and Everett Clubs. The Everett and South Everett/Mukilteo Clubs each have one van that is used to pick up kids after school and bring them to the Clubs. Both Clubs must make multiple trips per afternoon, and some kids had to wait at school for extended amounts of time until the van was able to pick them up. During the school year, having an additional van will ensure all kids are picked up in a timely manner and are able to spend more time at the Club, not waiting for transportation. The South Everett/Mukilteo Club will utilize the additional van for their growing teen initiative, providing more space to transport teens in need of a fun safe space to be in the evenings.

Additionally, both Clubs provide affordable summer day camps, which rely heavily on transportation for outings. The Clubs have seen increases in their camp numbers over the past couple of years, and have had to borrow vans from other Clubs or rent from other local non-profits in order to meet the demand. The new vans will allow the Clubs to increase the number of kids who can enroll in their summer camp program. With vans the Clubs will be able to take field trips to fun locations including the Woodland Park Zoo, Jetty Island, and various museums. These activities provide a rich summer experience for kids, many of whom are from low income families, and would not otherwise be able to have such a range of opportunities. A heartfelt thank you to The Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound.