Boys & Girls Clubs Of America And Comcast Award Local Club New Passenger Van

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast along with other corporate supporters will award Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County with a brand new 2016 Chevrolet Express Passenger van (MSRP $40,000) as part of the non-profit’s Back2School Stuff the Bus challenge. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County was awarded the van because of their service to kids in the community. The new vehicle will be used to help the organization with transporting kids and teens to the facility after-school. The critical resource is vital in helping local youth get the opportunity to attend a Club to engage in Club programming and activities like homework help, STEM learning, coding, sports and leadership clubs.

Dr Pepper Snapple and Good Sports Make A $50,000 Let’s Play Donation

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Police Athletic League (PAL) Inc. and The Learning Center a Let’s Play equipment donation valued at $50,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. Among other equipment, the grants provide footballs, scrimmage vests, pop-up goals, basketballs, cones, soccer balls, volleyballs, jump ropes and playground balls. Let’s Play is an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Through DPS’s partnership with Good Sports, an organization which provides donations of athletic gear, footwear and sports equipment to deserving organizations or communities, Let’s Play has committed $3 million through 2016 to help kids become active through organized sports and fitness programs.

Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club Participates in Green Apple Day of Service Event with Volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security

Volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security spent an afternoon assistng nearly 50 Club members in developing a basic understanding of solar energy through hands-on activities that demonstrated how solar energy can transform into kinetic energy, thermal energy, chemical energy and electricity. They also learned about wind and how to measure wind speed and direction, and investigated how wind works and generates electricity. Club members and volunteers worked together to build solar houses and wind mills and had the opportunity to head outdoors to evaluate and measure the amounts of energy generated from each. Volunteers taught Club members about transformation of energy and how each of us can do our part to reduce energy consumption and pollutants to create a more sustainable environment.

Office Depot Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Donating Sackpacks to Boys & Girls Clubs

West Palm Beach, FL, September 20, 2016 – Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), celebrating 30 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced a ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand re-opening of its newly remodeled store in West Palm Beach on Thursday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m. The store, which is located at 101a S. State Road 7, features Office Depot’s exciting new “Store of the Future” format. During this ceremony, the Office Depot Foundation is donating new children’s sackpacks with essential school supplies to three local nonprofit organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County; City of Greenacres, Department of Leisure Services; and Communities In Schools Palm Beach County. Each organization also will receive a $100 Office Depot gift card.

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In an effort to increase academic achievement in children and youth, the Jacobs Family Foundation is partnering with the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington and awarding a $25,000 grant to support STEM Programming over the 12 months. These programs emphasize basic academics on a technology platform using a series of (45 min – 1.5 hour) project-based lessons. The STEM educational programs include various modules and initiatives that focus on science, technology, engineering and math and are divided according to age group and skill level, affording each participating child opportunities to learn and excel at their own pace and level without the fear of failure.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Wins Robotics National Competition

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County was proclaimed the National Champion for the Zero Robotics National Competition for Middle Schools. The competition took place on August 12 at the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL. The team from the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club entered the competition as the state champion, accompanied by The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Club of Delray Beach who had placed third, as their consulting team. A total of 12 teams across the country competed for the national title and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County was the only Boys & Girls Clubs to enter this competition in the entire state of Florida. The organization had a total of four teams enter the competition with two of the teams placing in the top three at the state level.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County organize first National Fitness Competition promoting healthy lifestyles

As the nation’s No. 1 advocate for youth, BGCA has set bold goals to enable more kids to achieve a great future, including logging 4 billion hours of physical activity from Club kids and teens by 2018. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County decided to take up the challenge and on August 4, 2016, they had the first summer national fitness competition at Pioneer Park Elementary School in Belle Glade, FL. Over 350 Club members from Boca Raton, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Delray, Riviera Beach, and Belle Glade attended the event. The event was organized by the teen members and included an array of activities and presentations throughout the day. The objective of the National Fitness Challenge is to enable Clubs to host fitness competitions for kids and teen members, encourage a competitive spirit, and challenge members to achieve tangible fitness goals that will lead to healthy lifestyles.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Club members participate in leadership and communication program utilizing horses

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Wellington has extended their Taking the Reins program to the Club members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Wellington throughout the summer as part of summer camp activities. This program utilizes horses to help develop communication and learning skills by highlighting the importance of listening, exercising clear communication, and building trusting relationships.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to represent Florida at Zero Robotics National Competition in August

The Marjorie S. Fisher Club of West Palm Beach will be representing the state of Florida in the Zero Robotics National Competition for Middle Schools as the state winners. The National competition will take place on August 12 at the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL. The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Club of Delray Beach placed third in the competition and will be accompanying the Marjorie S. Fisher team to the national competition as a consulting team.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Florida and Tower Hill Insurance in partnership to develop soccer programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton served as the host site for the Clubs located in Palm Beach County. Tower Hill’s new program aims to introduce soccer to areas that may not currently offer it, giving kids a chance to learn and play the sport. The event took place from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. with 24 teams totaling over 100 players participating in a 3v3 Soccer Tournament. Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton won two divisions, the U10 and U 13 divisions.

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