Just Kidding Around October 2013 Newsletter

Meet Annabelle:

Annabelle is a role model at our Tri-City West Branch.

Annabelle Video


Our Swift Kids Branch Celebrated Its 5th Anniversary!  

Swift Five YearIn October, the Swfit Kids Branch celebrated its 5th anniversary on Maryland Avenue in Glendale! Members celebrated the occasion by making High Five Headbands, playing “Connect Five” and commemorating the milestone with a Club birthday cake.

The Swift Kids Branch is grateful for the cooperation of several community partners over the years, including Jerry Moyes and Swift Transporation, the City of Glendale, the Glendale School District, the Glendale Fire Department and the Arizona Cardinals. Swift strives to make a positive impact on its unique area of the Valley, helping youth develop into productive, responsible and caring citizens. 


UPS Road Code 

 UPS Road CodeOn October 19, teens from the BGCMP Robson Branch brought safe driving to the the Arizona Keystone Conference. The conference fosters leadership among teen members, and our representatives did a great job promoting safe driving habits. Club teens from around the state were able to test drive Rode Code simulators and received a crash course in safe driving. 

Members of the Swift Kids Branch visited Glendale High School during homecoming week to discuss techinques taught by UPS Road Code. Celebratory times, like homecoming week, are notoriously dangerous for teen drivers, and our Swift Kids are doing what they can to drive change around this important issue. 

UPS Road Code is sponsored by UPS and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 


Adopt a Family for the Holidays 

Holiday Party

The holidays are just around the corner, and unfortunately for many Arizona families, there is little reason for holiday cheer.  Start a new holiday tradition by adopting a family this winter.  

You can provide the holiday experience that a family thought was impossible. By adopting a family, not only are you creating life-long memories, you are telling our Valley kids that their community cares.

To make a difference today, please call  (602) 954-8182 or email Vonn at vmagnin@bgcmp.org for more information.


 Food Fight Wrap-Up

Incredible food, renowned Valley chefs, a beautiful desert sunset and over 2,000 attendees — Food Fight 2013 proved to be a night to remember. Thanks to everyone that came out and made this night a success. Mark your calendars for a second helping on October 5, 2014! If you missed out this year, let these photos whet your appetite for next year! 

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Photos © Jason Wise Photography. For more photos check out our Facebook page!

Fry’s Community Rewards Sign-Up

With your help, Fry’s Food Stores are raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix! Starting September 1st, all of your Fry’s purchases can benefit BGCMP, and all you have to do is follow these three simple steps:
1. Create a Fry’s VIP account here 
2. Click “Enroll Now” on this page and follow the instructions. (Our number is 80028.)
3. Go shopping!



Mutual of Omaha Bank 

Mutual of Omaha BankThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix would like to thank Mutual of Omaha Bank for their consistent support. Their yearly contributions to Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars ensure that we are able to honor the hard work and accomplishments of our youth. Mutual of Omaha Bank continued to demonstrate their commitment to youth by sponsoring our first annual Food Fight. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix is honored to have such an exemplary partner.