| 11th Annual
Challenge Golf Tournament
Valley mayors are teaming up once again to help our community's
youth. This coming October, join Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale; Tom Schoaf, Mayor of Litchfield Park; Adolfo Gamez, Mayor of Tolleson; James Cavanaugh, Mayor of Goodyear; and Bob Bryant, Mayor of Buckeye for the 11th Annual Mayors’ Challenge Golf
Tournament sponsored by UTI. The tournament will take place on
Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa.
Since its inception the tournament has raised more than $125,000
to support the Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan
The Mayors’ Challenge Golf Tournament offers a unique golf opportunity allowing participants to tee-off against the West Valley
mayors. The tournament promises to be a fun-filled day of golfing for a great cause.
The tournament will take
place at the beautiful Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa (300 Wigwam
Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340) with registration
starting at 6:30 a.m. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a
opportunities begin at $300. For more information
about the Mayors’ Challenge Golf Tournament, please call (602)
954-8182 or email email@example.com.
To download a brochure and a sign up sheet, follow
a Triple Play! Make Work a Whole New Ballgame
Play is the perfect opportunity to leave the office, master new
skills, and network -- all while having fun!
Triple Play offers attendees three opportunities: (1) to learn, from top-notch speakers, how to master critical skills that will increase confidence and make work more enjoyable; (2) to support the
BGCMP; and (3) a post-workshop, luxurious sky-suite view of a game between the Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres....What's
not to like?
In a first-of-its-kind approach to fund-raising, two nationally recognized professional speakers are volunteering their time and expertise by hosting Triple Play workshops at Chase Field on Wednesday, August 30, 2006. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
Registration for both workshops and lunch is
only $200; to register for your choice of the morning or afternoon workshop and lunch is $125.
All attendees are invited to stay in the suite to watch the baseball game at no additional
charge courtesy of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
For more information on Triple Play, please call (602) 954-8182,
visit www.bgcmp.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seating is limited to 100, so reservations are encouraged by August 21.
& Girls Clubs Alumni Wanted! Lets Celebrate
the Past, While Moving Into the Future
Sixty years ago, the
doors of opportunity of the first Phoenix Boys Club were opened.
Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix serves
over 26,500 kids each year through its 10 branches, the Dave Pratt Dental
Clinic, and outreach services. But
those numbers are about to change.
On October 18,
2006 the BGCMP will celebrate its history by hosting a basketball tournament
of Alumni vs. Members sponsored by FSN Arizona at the Harry &
Sandy Rosenzweig Branch (formerly the Agnes Miller Unit). If you
attended a Boys & Girls Clubs while growing up, contact us and
share your story via email at email@example.com.
If you are interested in participating in this basketball tournament
please let us know.
That same day, the
organization will begin to move towards the future by breaking
ground on three new clubhouse locations. This simultaneous ground
breaking ceremony, sponsored by Cox Communications, will be
broadcast live to the Rosenzweig Branch so alumni and members can
celebrate this paramount moment.
So mark your calendar
for October 18, 2006 and if you are interested in attending this
event or if you want more information, give us a call at
602.954.8182. Come Back Home! and celebrate with the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
Technical Institute (UTI) Making a Change in Our Community
What do the
Mayors' Challenge Golf Tournament and Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Stars have in
common? They both raise funds for the BGCMP. They are put
together by a strong group of volunteers. Yes! but they
have also received the support of Universal Technical
Institute (UTI) as their title sponsor.
for the BGCMP goes beyond just financial contributions. This
year, former UTI Chair and CEO Bob Hartman served as the
honorary chair for Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Stars, the BGCMP's
premier fundraiser which raised $1.4 million in 2006 for the
organization. Kim McWaters, UTI's CEO, is also a member of the
BGCMP Board of Directors and the
executive committee which guides the principles and values of
A huge thank
you to UTI, its leadership, and its employees for their
continuing commitment to the BGCMP and to our community's
2 School Provides Supplies to Those Who Need Them the Most
"No more pencils, no more
books"....For some kids, that little jingle doesn't mean school's out for the summer. It means that school is back in session, and
the kids don't have the supplies they need!
KMLE Country 108 and Fulton Homes are teaming up again this year to provide Valley children with the school supplies they need: pens/pencils, paper, scissors, glue, construction paper, watercolor paints, rulers, paper punches, calculators, etc.
Donation bins were placed at Safeway stores throughout the Valley to
collect these much needed supplies.
The collected school supplies will be
presented to Club members on August 21, 2006.
Members Selected as Regional Winners of Photography Contest
Old Days" - Amanda, age 16
Photo Essay Regional
Members of the BGCMP were recently selected as
regional winners in the ImageMakers Photography Contest. In total,
five youth from the Peoria, Tolleson, Tri-City West, and Sands
branches received this prestigious award.
"This is a very
important achievement for our kids," said Amy Gibbons,
President and Executive Director of the BGCMP. "It shows that,
when given the right opportunities, kids will succeed. The number
of regional winners we had also shows that the dedication and
professionalism of our staff really permeates to our kids."
ImageMakers is a year
round photography program that provides members of all ages the
opportunity to learn about photography. Each year,
Boys & Girls Club members participate in photography exhibits
that provide local, regional, and national recognition.
Members participate in
several categories including black and white, color, digital, and
alternative process photography as well as photo essay. Members are
also divided into age groups in order to allow members of all ages
the opportunity to participate. All of the national winners are
featured in a virtual gallery at the ImageMakers website at www.imagemakersbgca.org
Happenings -- After-school Activities
The Clubs are
returning to their back-to-school schedules, which means fun education activities and sports for kids each day! The listed events
are samples of activities at the Clubs:
Wednesday, August 16
The BGCMP Board of Directors took 100 Club members
back to school shopping. The kids received clothing and a backpack full of school supplies for their upcoming school year thanks
to the support of JCPenney, Wist Office Products, and BGCMP board
Monday, August 21
Members of the I. G. Homes Branch will resume meetings for their
Torch Club. A Torch Club is a small group of Club members, aged 11-13, who agree upon, develop and
implement their own programs and activities. Groups typically involve between eight and 15
young people, and have as a primary focus the development of character and leadership skills of
group members. Meetings will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 24
Members of the Louis & Elizabeth Sands Branch will begin their
SMART Girls Program. SMART Girls is a small-group program that
utilizes a combination of informal and experimental learning
activities to help female Club members develop healthy attitudes and
Thursday, August 24
The Jerry & Helen Wisotsky/Peoria branch will holding its first
after school meeting for their Money Matters program. Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13-18 by building their basic money management skills. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save and invest.
meetings will be held every Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
Call your local Club for more information and a complete schedule.
TRIPLE PLAY WORKSHOPS
BENEFITING THE BGCMP
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
BOYS & GIRLS
CLUBS DAY FOR KIDS
Saturday, September 16, 2006
All 10 Branches will host their own
11TH ANNUAL MAYORS' CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
BACK IN THE DAY
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY FSN ARIZONA
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig
CEREMONY SPONSORED BY COX COMMUNICATIONS.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Ground breakings at the Palomino II
Elementary School, Isaac Middle School, and the Harold W. Smith
RENOVATION OF THE HERBERT KIECKHEFER CLUBHOUSE
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Herbert Kieckhefer Branch
FALL CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, December 1, 2006
Talking Stick Golf Club
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Arizona Biltmore Resort
For more info on these
events, call (602)
954-8182 or visit www.bgcmp.org
Arizona's Character Counts Kid of the Month -- Troy Emerson
Emerson with FSN Arizona reporter Kevin McCabe
Troy Emerson was
recently featured as the FSN Arizona Character Counts Kid of the
Month, and needless to say, he was very happy about it.
“I think it’s exciting -- you get to do things and you know that you are
a good kid.”
Troy is an 11-year-old who has been attending the Glendale Branch
for several years. He can be found everyday at the Club and loves playing with the other kids in the games room.
However, sports are Troy's true passion.
“Football is my favorite because you get to move around and be active and catch the ball. I used to play wide receiver,” said Troy about his involvement in sports, and he is
a good athlete as well. “I have basketball and football trophies, and certificates in football and baseball.”
Troy always exhibits good sportsmanship and fair play and his sense of humor and dedication
have earned him the recognition of his peers and coaches.
“It’s fun to play, but it’s also fun to win,” said Troy. Although he likes winning, he also recognizes that the other team can sometimes feel bad about
losing. “I encourage the other team so that they don’t feel bad if they
lose. I tell them that it’s ok, it’s just a game, we can always play again.”
Troy will be entering the 6th grade this school year, and he is already making plans to become a doctor when he grows up so he can help others.
Troy is a dedicated member who actively takes a leadership role with his teammates
and with the younger members in the Club. Troy Emerson is proud to represent the
BGCMP as this month’s FSN Arizona’s Character Counts Kid of the Month.
of the Month -- Phoenix Suns and The Home Depot
The BGCMP is proud to
recognize community leaders The Home Depot and the Phoenix Suns
which recently teamed up with Amaré Stoudamire to complete the new
Amaré Stoudamire Reading and
Learning Center at the I. G. Homes Branch.
Located in an often-troubled neighborhood, the I. G. Homes Branch provides a safe and nurturing haven to hundreds of children who do not have
access to any other parks or services in their area.
“This truly is an all-star team with Amaré Stoudamire, the Phoenix Suns, and The Home
Depot coming together to empower the kids at our I. G. Homes Branch and our community,” said Amy Gibbons, President and Executive Director of the
BGCMP. “The new Center provides an inspiring environment where our children can learn, grow, and aspire to great things.”
The Amaré Stoudamire Reading and Learning Center provides an opportunity for our community’s children to have the educational tools and support needed to succeed. The Home Depot generously provided the construction materials for
the project in addition to the nearly 100 volunteers to complete the construction and installation.
The Phoenix Suns provided funding as well as the design and manpower to make this happen. In total, more than $64,000
was donated to this project, which will benefit over 500 youth each year
yet will have an impact for generations to come.
Thank you, Phoenix Suns and The Home Depot, for your outstanding
dedication to helping our community!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix inspires and
enables youth in our community, especially those faced with difficult and challenging circumstances, to realize their individual potential while learning responsible citizenship.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix provides comprehensive development programs for youth in grades K-12. Every year,
26,500 children benefit from after-school youth development programs, extended services, and community support programs through our
ten clubhouse facilities, dental clinic, and outreach programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs' youth development programs focus on five
• Education & Career Development
• Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Character & Leadership Development
Health & Life Skills
WARNER A. GABEL BRANCH
1330 North 15th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 252-7968
5850 West Northview Avenue
Phone: (623) 939-6952
I. G. HOMES BRANCH
1601 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 254-5814
HERBERT KIECKHEFER BRANCH
548 West Southern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85041
Phone: (602) 268-3486
HARRY & SANDY ROSENZWEIG BRANCH
2242 West Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (602) 249-1338
LOUIS & ELIZABETH SANDS BRANCH
4730 West Grovers Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (602) 375-0400
SPENCER D. & MARY JANE STEWART BRANCH
6629 West Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Phone: (623) 848-1022
9251 West Washington Street
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 936-9020
JERRY & HELEN WISOTSKY / PEORIA BRANCH
11820 North 81st Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 979-3559
301 East Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 932-1154
DAVE PRATT DENTAL CLINIC
(I.G. Homes Branch)
1601 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 271-9961
DEL E. WEBB ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
2645 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008-1824
Phone: (602) 954-8182
Fax: (602) 956-3320
Job Hotline: (602) 954-3939
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix depends on
friends like you to make a difference to 26,500 kids in our
community every year!
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