International polo star Nic Roldan handed out pizzas to Club families on Friday, June 5, at Neil S. Hirsh Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington. In collaboration with the Wellington Boys & Girls Club Board, Roldan handed out 150 pizzas as families drove through the Club’s parking lot. Families were able to enjoy the pizza while joining the famous polo star and model during a virtual dance party via Zoom held later in the afternoon. The virtual pizza party celebrated Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s virtual Summer Camp and the end of the school year.
“I’m so excited about reuniting with the Boys & Girls Club Family! Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and hearing them laugh brings so much joy to me,” said Roldan.
The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County’s virtual Summer Camp can be accessed by both Club members and non-members alike at www.bgcathome.org. The website offers some of the most popular programs enjoyed at Boys & Girls Clubs. Throughout the day Monday-Friday, members can enjoy live activities with their favorite Club staff and friends. Children will also enjoy ever-changing fun activities that include STEM, arts, music, physical activities and much more. The virtual camp is age-specific so that kindergartners, high school seniors and everyone else in between will find age-appropriate activities. For teens, our traditional career readiness programs will continue uninterrupted. For younger children, a focus on limiting academic slide due to distance learning issues will continue.
“My heart is with our kids. Now more than ever with the isolation these kids are experiencing, we need to offer a glimmer of hope and normalcy. What better way to do so with a dose of fun! The pandemic might keep us more than 6 feet apart, but it can’t keep us from celebrating,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Board Member Julie Kime.
Currently being planned is another drive-thru party for all Club members attending the virtual camp. Handed out will be art supplies, physical activity equipment, and academic enrichment kits so that Club members can participate in the planned activities at home.
Traditional Summer Camps held inside Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will start June 15, according to CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. The virtual Club is a solution to reach all children who will not be able to attend a traditional camp this summer.
“This is going to be a very different summer for our staff and children. We’re hoping that our efforts will not only keep our Club members safe but also make them feel connected to their peers and Club staff as we deal with life changes due to the pandemic,” said President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Jaene Miranda.