SHOE DRIVE

Donate your gently worn shoes to a great cause. The club will be funded for doing the drive and other countries will be able to RePurpose the shoes for their communities.Door Hanger

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2014 National Keystone Conference

Our teen leadership group Keystone is headed to Anaheim, California April 9th-13th for the National Keystone Conference. Encouraging and empowering teens to become great leaders for the future. We call ourselves the Shocks- Santa Claus Believers, Hall of Fame Dreamers, Opportunity Seekers, Community Builders, Kansas Leaders, Superior Achievers.

Our goal for this trip was $10,000 and we’ve raised $7,500. We just need $2,500 more to reach our goal. No amount is too small and we will be able to accept donations even after the trip to help with any additional cost. 

Please support Keystone!

Thank you

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2014 Youth of the Year Gala

2014 Gala

Great Futures Start HERE!

Youth of the Year Gala

Cocktails & Silent Auction, Dinner, Musical Entertainment by the Boys & Girls Club Members, and a one-of-a-kind live auction.

Tickets $125 each or $1000 for a reserved table of 8. For reservations and ticket information, contact Samantha Alexander, 316-201-1890 ext. 105 or email: salexander@begreatwichita.org

 

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Pretty Handsome Kids Consignment Sale

Christmas Pretty Handsome Kids Consignment Sale

Get your Spring/Summer shopping done for your kids without breaking your account. The Boys & Girls Club Keystone group will be selling NEW toys at used prices to help benefit their Keystone conference trip to San Francisco in April.

Sale Dates

Friday, March 14th & Saturday, March 15th 10:00am-7:00pm

Half-Price Sunday, March 16th  10:00am-5:00pm

Kids & Junior Clothing, Gear, Equipment,

Toys, Maternity, and Much More…

Shop†Sell†Volunteer

Make $$$ † Save $$$

www.facebook.com/PrettyHandsomeKids

E-mail: phksale@gmail.com

Questions? Call Princess (316) 461-7544 or Juanita (316) 371-2005

 

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So You Think You Can Dance!!!

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Kiana 2013 BGCA National Youth of the Year!!!

 

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2014 Barry Sanders Golf Classic

Sponsorship Form

Dust off your clubs for the 10th Annual Barry Sanders Golf Classic, held at Crestview Country Club (north course) on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Barry Sanders will again so generously devote his time to raise funds and increase awareness of our organization. Thank you to our event sponsors for supporting us in another great tournament. For more information, contact Andy Merchant at andrewm@sunflowerbank.com

 

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Football 2013

2013 Football Program & Sponsor Info:

When our current facility on Opportunity Drive was built in 2007, a state-of-the art football field was included.  There was no local Boys & Girls Club football program…until now.  Our committed staff works diligently to ensure that children in our community have a safe and fun place to be after school, with diverse programming including character, leadership, education and career development, as well as health, life skills, arts, sports, fitness and recreation.  In an effort to expand our programming opportunities, we’ve decided the time is right to invest in implementing our own tackle football program.

The new (youth) football program at BGC made plenty of noise in 2012, their first year in program history.  Playing in the Greater Wichita City league, BGC sponsored five teams ranging from 2nd grade thru 8th grade and it filled the air with excitement and enthusiasm at the club. The BGC 5th grade team was (NFC) Divisional Champions last season and that certainly has set the bar extremely high for the upcoming football season.  Larry Allen (Director of Football Operations) says he is very pleased with the outcome of last season and the direction the football program his headed.

This year the plan is to have four football teams, involving 100+ members.  We believe we can reach even more impressionable youth through our marching band, dance, and cheer squads.  Participating in a team environment is a vehicle to teach our members about leadership, teamwork, discipline and decision-making skills, and important life lessons both on and off the field.  Together, these programs will attract additional volunteers from the community to help with our teams, increase parental involvement, bring more publicity to our Club throughout the community, and make our facility even more marketable to additional youth that need us most.

Coach Larry Allen will continue to lead our football program in 2013.  If you know Coach Allen, you are likely to be just as excited as we are about his commitment to excellence.  Coach Allen’s coaching career spans over 30 years and he has coached, trained or mentored several local players including Detroit Lions Hall-of-Famer Barry Sanders; former Oklahoma State and current Dallas Cowboy running back Joe Randle and many others.

We can only impact the lives of at-risk children if they come to the Club, and football gives them another motivating factor to do so.  We strive to give our members every opportunity possible, especially when they have so many obstacles in their way.

  • In our community, more than 1 in 3 of the children we serve live in poverty.
  • They are 14 times more likely to experience crimes such as robbery.
  • They are six times more likely to encounter murder.
  • The high school drop-out rate is 26% higher than in the rest of the community

Please consider supporting these young people through an annual athletic sponsorship.  The form on the back supplies details on commitment levels for our athletic programs.  By doing so, you give our members an affordable way to participate in a game we all love so much.  But most importantly, you give them the opportunity to take advantage of all the Club has to offer – a nurturing environment where young people’s self-esteem soars by instilling in them a sense of belonging, competence, power, influence and usefulness.  Thank you for your consideration!

Please contact Coach Larry Allen if you are interested or have any questions: lallen@begreatwichita.org or (316) 201-1890 ext. 113.

Meritrust Bank is a proud sponsor of our football program

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2013 BGC Football Banquet

 

BGC Football Banquet

This banquet is to honor all the wonderful football players and their parents for another great season of football.

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2013 Youth of the Year Gala

2013 Youth of the Year Gala

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas supporters swelled with pride, excitement and generosity at the eighteenth annual Youth of the Year Gala April 4th at the Boys & Girls Club on Opportunity Drive.  Friends of the Club raised funds to support the vast array of programs offered and allow us to continue to serve our kids who need us most in the Wichita area.  The event’s theme was “The Wizard of Oz” as we focused on the kids and their dreams.

“We are excited about the tremendous success of this gala event,” said Ali Moore, Development Director of the Boys & Girls Club.  “In addition to operation funds, the Youth of the Year Gala provided a wonderful venue to showcase the Boys & Girls Club and afforded visibility for more than 300 supporters living in the Wichita area.”

Visibility took a literal meaning April 4th when the children took the stage.  The Steel Band and Dance Company performed and our Local Youth of the Year winner presented her winning speech.  Supporters enjoyed great food and an outstanding live auction including a live speed painter.  The event was a huge success and raised over $125,000! 

The gala could not have happened without our generous sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – Fugate Enterprises; Voice for Kids Sponsors – Capitol Federal, Cessna, Cox Media and Koch Industries.

“Boys & Girls Club supporters never cease to amaze me with their generosity and loyalty to this great organization,” said Jennifer Waltner, Gala committee chair.

The 2013 Youth of the Year Gala was supported by a committee of Wichita-area volunteers, including Chairperson Jennifer Waltner. Other committee members included Jame Copeland, Molly Gordon, Ali Marchant, Ali Moore, Susan Niswander, Tyler Paul, Terra Pauly, Dean Potter, Tyler Porter, Anthony Shelton, Dave Sproul, Stephanie Ternes, Lindsey Wasinger and Krisyn Wood.

Thank you again to all of those that attended the Gala for your commitment to the Club and our kids.

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