boys & girls club

Wear your Heart on your Sleeve: Support Variety and Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Started in 1991 on Valentine's Day, The Gold Heart Fundraising Program grew from a campaign in Great Britain to a global initiative to support children who have special needs. The symbol of the campaign is a small gold-colored, heart-...

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Camp O'Malley earns ACA-accredited camp status

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced that Camp O’Malley has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for the 2013 summer camp season. "ACA Accreditation means that Camp O’Malley submitted to a thorough (up to 300...

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Rick Huisman Named Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Rick Huisman, a former executive for Eastern Floral and Major League Baseball pitcher, was named Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC). Huisman joins the BGCGRYC as it prepares to open...

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Comcast provides grant to introduce claymation to Boys & Girls Club members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

On March 13th, ten members from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs finished Clay and Game Tech projects with the help of a $10,000 grant from Comcast. Using claymation, which is an animation process using clay figures that are moved and...

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Camp O'Malley donors break 
ground for new cabin


by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the camp up to capacity. Generous donors Jeff and...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR gain new faces to send them further

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

With 2012 in full swing and new projects underway such as the addition of the Philip I. Club location, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grands Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) is excited to add five new names to their Board of Directors roster. The...

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3rd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner brings exciting keynote speaker Bill Barkeley

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Our children are the foundation upon which the legacy of Grand Rapids is to be built on,” said this year’s 3rd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner keynote speaker, Bill Barkeley. “They will take us on journey we cannot possibly...

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ALDI opens new store and gives back to Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2011, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens a new location in Grand Rapids at 3101 Knapp Street NE. Known for its premium ALDI select brands, ALDI...

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100 Holes Challenge returns for its second summer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Although the longest day of the year happened in June, the golfers participating in this year’s 100 Holes Challenge say that it happened on Monday, July 18th at Sunnybrook Country Club. Or at least it was the longest day of golf!...

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"Unplugged Wednesdays" connects Club members without a power cord

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

This May, the Steil Boys & Girls Club decided to power down, literally. Staff members launched “Unplugged Wednesdays” after noticing one day that youth were flocking to play video games and use the computers instead of enjoying the...

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