Dish It Out

Dish It Out 2015

We hope your appetites are ready because Dish It Out will officially be here on Sunday, Oct. 25. Have you bought your tickets?

Our competition is set with a line-up of Phoenix’s best chefs. Chef Aaron May will defend his title of “Dish It Out Reigning Champ” against Chef Jeff Kraus of the Crepe Bar, Chef Chris McKinley of The Local, Chef Gregory Wiener of Top of the Rock, Chef Juan Zamora of Atlas Bistro and amateur chef and food blogger Joanie Simon who won the “Winner, Winner, Dish It Out Dinner” social media contest and cook-off.

During the event, 40+ restaurants and beverage vendors will be serving it up to foodies like you and that list of restaurant and beverage vendors keeps getting longer!

To see what restaurants were recently added, check out our website.

All proceeds from this event presented by Fry’s Food Stores will benefit BGCMP, so be sure to purchase your all-inclusive ticket at

Birdies & Greens

Practice your swings and mark your calendars for the 9th annual Birdies & Greens Golf Classic presented by Investor Hub!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. at Gainey Ranch Golf Club. Golfers will have the chance to compete for individual prizes such as Longest Drive and Closest-to-the-Pin and for first, second and third place. Fabulous raffle prizes will also be up for grabs.

Sponsorships and foursomes are still available! Click here to register.

Birdies & Greens is organized by Connect, a group of committed ambassadors for BGCMP.

The Promise Keeper

Paul MuscentiThe only thing that gives away Paul Muscenti’s age is his disclosure of when he joined the Boys & Girls Clubs. In 1945, the post-war boom had relocated 8-year-old Paul and his family from Cleveland to the Valley. Settled in West Phoenix—“the sticks,” he recalls, humorously, considering that the sticks probably now has more Taco Bells per capita than actual sticks—Paul would ride his bike toward the city searching for something to do. It wasn’t long before he discovered a Club on 9th Street and Van Buren. It was known then only as the “Boys Club,” est. 1946, as new to town as Paul was. In time, each would help the other thrive. 

To see how the Boys Club and Paul Muscenti helped each other thrive and a full profile on a generous giver of BGCMP, click here.


Parsons Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

On September 23, the lively Bob & Renee Parsons Branch officially opened with Club tours for guests, guest speakers Mayor Greg Stanton, Balsz School District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Smith, BGCMP President and Executive Director Amy Gibbons, and Branch namesakes Bob and Renee Parsons, and a performance by the Branch’s Spirit Squad.

This is a partnership between the Balsz School District and BGCMP. The Club comes complete with Taco Bell teen center, art room, cafeteria, learning center, gymnasium and more. Since opening earlier this summer, the Club has served 574 youth members and 104 teen members, averaging about 280 total members a day. The Club has also served more than 10,900 hot meals to hungry members, just since June! 

The building and operations of Club would not be possible without the help of our generous donors and partners ADM, Chasse Builders, Taco Bell, Arizona Super Bowl Committee, Thunderbirds Charities, the Balsz School Districts, the Hartman Family and namesakes The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

For coverage of the event, check out AZFamily’s segment on the opening.


Parsons Branch Grand Opening  Parsons Branch Grand Opening

Bob & Renee Parsons speak at the Grand Opening.                                                                   Mayor Greg Stanton has fun playing pool with Club kids.

Parsons Branch Grand Opening  Parsons Branch Grand Opening

Taco Bell's Mark Peterson & Staff were presented with Thank You plaque.                         Bob & Renee Parsons cut ribbon with Club kids, staff and other donors.

Meet Crystal: Fox Sports AZ Character Counts Kid of the Month

Fox Sports Arizona Character CountsCrystal is a team player both on and off the court. From ping-pong to playing hoops to reading to the younger kids of the Club, Crystal is a great role model for all Club kids. Check out his Character Counts segment on Fox Sports Arizona

Click here to check out his Character Counts segment on Fox Sports Arizona.


University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix has been a strong partner in many of BGCMP’s programs. From sponsoring  Future Fest, a program that helps prepare teens for college to sponsoring Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars, University of Phoenix is a wonderful supporter of BCGMP kids.

University of Phoenix strives to enable their students to develop knowledge and skills necessary for their goals. They bring that mission to the Club when they actively volunteer and help kids in a variety of service projects. 

You will also see their presence at this year’s Dish It Out on the wine glasses, as they are the official SWAG Sponsor of the event. Thank you, University of Phoenix for being such a great partner to BGCMP!


Direct Your Tax Dollars to Kids Who Need It MostTax Credit 2015

Taxes are hard. This is easy. Give to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, get it back come tax season. If you pay Arizona taxes, you are eligible. You may also claim the school tax credits! Wow, you're generous and thrifty. Go, you!

  • Every dollar invested in the Club provides $19.33 in community benefits, including higher graduation rates, better jobs, lower crime, fewer unhealthy behaviors, and the freedom for low-income parents to work while knowing their kids are safe.

For more information please click here.

Delicious Donation

Freddy's Steakburgers

Make plans to head to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers on Oct. 12 from 4-8 p.m. for dinner! Bring in the attached flyer or mention BGCMP and 15% of sales will be donated to the Clubs!

The event is only available at the 4929 W. Bell Rd. location in Peoria. 

Dollar Drive


Our partners at Safelite AutoGlass are helping raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. For the entire month of October, customers can make a donation starting at $1 at any of the 6th Safelite retail locations, help support the Dollar Drive!

Friends of BGCMP

Friends of Boys & Girls Clubs

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House event on Sept. 29 to learn more about Friends of Boys & Girls Clubs. We have one of the largest culinary events in the Valley coming up on October 25th, Dish It Out, and could use your help! Sign up today by emailing

Smart Ideas For Year-End BenefitsBGCMP Kids

With the end of the year just around the corner, now is an excellent time for you to review your plans. You might want to make a list to ensure that you have taken full adavantage of all of the tax-saving deductions available to you. Here are some ideas for year-end planning that can help support our cause and benefit you.

Click here for more information.

For more information on the benefits of creating a will, trust, or to request our FREE Wills Guide, please contact us today at 





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