Dish It Out

Dish It Out 2016

Join us for our highly anticipated culinary event, Dish It Out on Sunday, October 23rd at High Street in North Phoenix! Find out if reigning Champ, Chef Chris McKinley will take home the Championship belt again when some of the Valley’s most innovative Chefs battle for the Dish It Out Championship to knock out childhood hunger.

One all-inclusive ticket will get you an all-you-can-eat and drink access to more than 44 restaurants and experiences.  All proceeds benefit the children who count on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix for safety, nutritious meals and educational opportunities.

For more information about Dish It Out, click here.

                


Great News from the Economic Impact Report 

The Seidman Research Institute from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University conducted an Economic Impact Study to assess the impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix in our local community. The study established the following benefits for Club members, their parents/caregivers, and the wider Maricopa community:

  • Improved rates of high school graduation and the lifetime earnings of Club members.
  • A decline in juvenile criminal activity.
  • Reduced levels of teenage pregnancy and motherhood.
  • Reduced levels of underage drinking and the use of marijuana and tobacco.
  • Enhanced opportunity for parents to continue working.

The study also highlighted the 2016 economic value of BGCMP to the Community is $205 million.

In addition, every $1 invested in BGCMP generates $18.22 in positive benefits to the community.

For more information about the study, click here.


 

SAVE THE DATE:

Join us for “Today’s Kids Tomorrow Stars,” one of the most premier fundraising galas in Phoenix, at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Arizona Biltmore.


At the Clubs

New Gym Officially Open

      

BGCMP celebrated the opening of its newest gym at the Bob & Renee Parsons Branch, with a ceremony on September 28. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, Balsz School District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Smith, community sponsors and BGCMP board members joined the Club to commemorate the opening. The new gym was made possible through the generous support of ten donors, which include: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation, Thunderbirds Charities, Balsz School District, Diversified Roofing, Phoenix Suns Charities, ADM Group, Erickson & Meeks Engineering, LLC., and Salt River Project.

                                                             

                                 Watch the video to see which surprise guest came out to play with our Club kids!


 

Club Kids Celebrate Spirit's Birthday

To celebrate the first birthday of Spirit, the official mascot of the Fiesta Bowl, the Jerry Colangelo Branch hosted the birthday party of the year!

                                

                            

            Click here to watch our Club kiddos join the Arizona sporting mascots in a friendly game of flag football.


 

BGCMP Takes Home Awards

Congratulations to our own Amy Gibbons, President and Executive Director of BGCMP, for receiving the President’s Exceptional Lifetime Service Award and Contribution to the Professional Award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific Region Leadership Conference held in September.

BGCMP also received two awards at the Conference:

  1. League of Eagles Award – Gold Level, for achieving 95-100% board involvement.
  2. 2015 Gateway to Impact Award – Silver Level, for achieving outstanding Club member attendance.

 


 

Club Offers Skate Program to Get Kids Off the Streets

With the help of Opportunity 4 Kids, our Bob and Renee Parsons Branch Club kids have the awesome opportunity to participate in the Skate After School program every week during the school year. Skate After School provides a safe skating environment for the Club kids with professional skaters.

 

 

 


 

Blessings in a Backpack

Jerry Weiers, Mayor for the city of Glendale, Arizona, visited our Club for Blessings in a Backpack Day to distribute bags filled with snacks to ensure Club members had a fun, belly-filled weekend.


Club Kids Get Access to Latest Technology

University of Phoenix generously donated 250 Surface Pro tablets. The tablets will be distributed throughout the organization and serve as a great learning tool for our Club kids.

 


 Character Counts

Alvaro, age 11, from the Ed Robson Family Branch, loves attending the Boys & Girls Clubs. Whether it’s playing games, sports, helping others or participating in Torch Club, Alvaro stays very active in all club activities. His special gift, however, is making everyone feel included.

                                                           

                                                        Click here to watch Alvaro play with his friends.


Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunity

Our high-end culinary event, Dish It Out, wouldn’t be such a fabulous event without our volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering at a fun event benefitting a great cause, this is the perfect opportunity. All proceeds from Dish It Out will support Club programs and initiatives. Additionally, volunteers will receive free parking and delicious snacks or lunch (depending on shift). For more information, click here             


 

 

AmeriCorps Now Taking Applications

AmeriCorps applications are now being accepted for a full-time position at BGCMP through the Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University. AmeriCorps members will prepare Club members for on-time high school graduation and college enrollment. For more information and to start the application process, e-mail americorps3@gmail.com.


 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Visit Buffalo Wild Wings at one of the locations below during the month of October to support BGCMP. Your donation means more coaching, more equipment and more ALL STARS sports teams at Boys & Girls Clubs like ours across the country. For a $5 donation, you can receive a limited edition wristband.

Participating Locations:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Westgate Entertainment District
9404 W Westgate Blvd c107
 
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Shops at Norterra
2510 W Happy Valley Rd #1241
 
Buffalo Wild Wings
13311 W McDowell Rd
Buffalo Wild Wings
13882 W Bell Rd

Sponsor Spotlight

Fry's Food Stores

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Fry’s Food Stores for their support of our upcoming culinary event, Dish It Out. Fry’s has signed on as the Title Sponsor for the second year at Dish It Out, along with supporting BGCMP with in-kind donations throughout the year. With hundreds of store locations across the state of Arizona, grocery is a busy business and we appreciate their partnership. The Kroger Co. is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support in local communities and schools.  Thank you, Fry’s Food Stores, for the generosity you show to our Club members! 


Planned Giving

Ending the Year Well

Get a head start on your year-end tax planning. Consider these worthwhile strategies before the year’s end. Click here to learn more.


 

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*BGCMP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran or disability status. www.AZRelay.org or 7-1-1 

**This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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