BGCMP Welcomes Marcia Mintz as New Ceo

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP), serving Phoenix and the West Valley, is pleased to announce Marcia Mintz as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mintz was selected by BGCMP’s Board of Directors following an extensive national search.

“We are excited to have Marcia lead BGCMP into the future,” says Kevin McHolland, BGCMP board chair. “Her extensive experience in serving charitable organizations at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels – as well as her deep sense of commitment to the Valley’s nonprofit sector - stood out among an impressive group of candidates.”

Mintz joins BGCMP with more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience. Most recently, she served as the president of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation and senior vice president of community benefit programs and services at HonorHealth.

Mintz will replace Amy Gibbons, who is retiring on December 30, 2016, after serving BGCMP for 18 years.

To read the entire press release, click here.


Dish It Out Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped support our Club kids by donating, volunteering or attending Dish It Out. With more than 3,000 attendees and 60 restaurants and interactive experiences, BGCMP was able to raise $265,000 net. The money raised through Dish It Out helps Club kids stay active and healthy through our healthy hot meals program and health and wellness activities including Suns basketball leagues, volleyball, soccer, Triple Play Healthy Habits and more.

Here’s a little more FoodForThought, we couldn’t help over 30,000 kids in the clubs without our amazing sponsors.  Thank you to the following for their gracious support:

Title Sponsor – Fry’s

Experiential Sponsors – Arizona Coyotes & Crescent Crown Distributing

Hospitality Sponsors – Audi, AZfoothills.com Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, Cox, Dark Horse Wine, Inventure Foods, Sanderson Ford, UTI and University of Phoenix

Additional & Promotional Sponsors – APS, Bonneville Media (KTAR NEWS 92.3, Arizona Sports 98.7), CBIZ, CBS Radio (LIVE 101.5, 94.5 COOL FM, KMLE Country 107.9), Chas Roberts, Circle K, Constantino’s Kitchen, D-backs Give Back, DBP, Deloitte, Dignity Health, Enterprise Bank & Trust, EY, Fox Sports Arizona, High Street, Hubbard Radio (93.3 ALT AZ, 98 KUPD, 100.7 KSLX),iHeartMedia (95.5 The Mountain, Mix 96.9, 99.9 KEZ, KNIX 102.5, 104.7 KISS FM), Insight, Kutak Rock, Leslie’s, Lovitt & Touché, Mountainside Fitness, PWC, Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix Magazine, ProTix, RBC Wealth Management, RENTERTAINMENT, Safelite AutoGlass, Sagicor, Serendipit, Joanne Solomon, Sub Zero Wold, Wells Fargo

        


 

SAVE THE DATE:

Join us for “Today’s Kids, Tomorrow Stars,” one of the Valley’s premier fundraising galas, at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Arizona Biltmore. We are pleased to celebrate 13 extraordinary youth and Honorary Chairs, Diane & Bruce Halle.


At the Clubs

2016 Arizona Out of School Time Award of Excellence

 

The Awards of Excellence Winners were announced at the Annual 2016 AZ Out-of-School Time Conference and our Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch received the “Outstanding Out-of-School Time Program Award.” Congratulations to Unit Director Heather Budzien and her team! It is well-deserved.

 

 

 


 Ed Robson Family Branch Celebrates Soccer Field Renovation

Thanks to Fry’s Food Stores and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, our Club Kids at the Ed Robson Family Branch are super excited about their soccer field renovations. The kiddos are ready to put their new goal nets, corner flags and benches to great use!

 

 

 


 ALL STARS Flag Football

Our Club teens are ready for an exciting season of Flag Football!

Thank you, Buffalo Wild Wings, for generously making it possible for all 13 of our Clubs to participate in teen flag football. This opportunity will help increase teen engagement as well as attract new teens to join our awesome Clubs.

 

 

 


Aidan Cares About Our Teens

Aidan Anderson’s talent at playing the harmonica out of boredom one day earned him and unexpected $80 in tips. It was then he decided he wanted to use his talent to give back to charity. As a result, Aidan spoke to our Club teens from the Bob & Renee Parsons Branch and enjoyed participating in some of their Club activities. And, the teens enjoyed seeing an inspirational and talented role model visit their Club.


University of Phoenix Volunteers Play with MLB/AZ Diamondbacks Branch

Our Club kids at the MLB/AZ Diamondbacks Branch had a blast playing sports with the volunteers from University of Phoenix (UoPX).

As a valued supporter of ours, we can always count on UoPX volunteers to engage with our Club kids and help fulfill our mission to instill healthy choices and lifestyles.


 Character Counts

Daniela Molina, age 12, attends the Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig Branch. Through her involvement in art, cheerleading, basketball and volunteering in Torch Club, she’s an active Club member. She also participates in the SMART Girls Club, which guides young girls on their path to becoming responsible and caring women.

                                                          

                                                  Click here to watch Daniela on the move and in action.


In the News

Glendale Police Department Visit Swift Kids Branch

The Glendale Police Department frequently visits the Swift Kids Branch. Whether it is taking time to play basketball, eat pizza, or celebrate Halloween with our Club kids, the “85301 Squad” does a great service to our Club kids.

Click here to see how the department impacts the community and our Club.


In the Zona - Abbass Bah

Abbass may have become a Club kid at five years-old, but there is no denying he is now grown up and leading the next generation of Club kids. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Abbass has a strong foundation of academic success. His hard work and dedication to the community are leading him to a successful career in chemical engineering. Click here to see what Abbass has to say about his time at the Club.


 

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley - Scottsdale

For more than 20 years, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale has donated and served a Thanksgiving meal to the Club members and families of the Warner A. Gabel Branch.

The community gets to feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls and pumpkin pie prepared by Executive Chef Don Molinich. In addition, the Club’s gym is transformed into a resort style atmosphere when the volunteers from the resort decorate tables with first class table linens and centerpieces.

Doug Heaton, the resort’s area general manager, Sylvia McGregor, the resort's human resource coordinator, and Don Molinich, the executive chef of En Fuego restaurant, have been pivotal in ensuring that this tradition continues as they donate time and encourage the resort’s employees to give back as well. 

Thank you to DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale for creating tableside memories that will last our Club kids and families a lifetime!


 Get Involved

Holiday Toy Drive

 

BGCMP is now accepting NEW, unwrapped toys for disadvantaged youth ages 6-18 for the holiday season. Gift donations can be dropped off at the Program Services Center, located at 4309 E Belleview St., Phoenix, AZ, 85008.

For more information, please contact Valerie Pearson at vpearson@bgcmp.org.

For gift ideas, click here.


Family Adoptions and Holiday Parties

If you are interested in giving back this holiday season, BGCMP is looking for help with support for family adoptions and sponsoring holiday parties.

For more information on party sponsorships, please contact Valerie Pearson at vpearsons@bgcmp.org.

To learn more about family adoptions, contact Vonn Magnin at vmagnin@bgcmp.org.


 Planet Fitness

Get healthy while helping kids! From now until November 16, for every new gym membership, Planet Fitness will make a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs. Due to our strong partnership with BGCA, this partnership allows BGCMP to receive 50% of all donations. This promotion is specifically designed to help “Stomp Out Bullying” and create a “Judgment Free Generation.” Planet Fitness will also be encouraging current members to donate $1 and help support our Clubs.


Amazon Smile

The holidays are approaching and chances are, you might shop on Amazon.com for your gift shopping! Don’t forget, when you shop at smile.amazon.com and choose Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix as your charity, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to BGCMP.

For more information, visit click here.


Sponsor Spotlight

A special thank you goes out to Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, a tremendous partner to many organizations in the community, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP). One of the ways Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies supports the community is through the Leslie’s Charity Golf Classic. 

BGCMP has been a beneficiary of this event over the years and has received nearly $350,000 from our wonderful partners at Leslie’s. 

Leslie’s Pool Supplies is the world’s largest retailer of swimming pool supplies with more than 850 retail stores in 35 states across America. Leslie’s is the best place to find everything you need to make owning a swimming pool and spa fun and easy, at the best prices guaranteed, along with highly-trained pool professionals. For more information, visit www.lesliespool.com.

Thank you, Leslie’s Pool Supplies for continuously helping support our Club kids!


The Third Annual Safelite Golf Tournament took place on Friday, October 21 at the Westin Kierland Golf Club benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. With a full tournament of players, BGCMP was thrilled to be the recipient charity. Safelite is an integral partner, supporting the Clubs in many ways including sponsorships, volunteering and helping raise more than $150,000 in three years.

Safelite AutoGlass is the largest auto glass specialist in the United States with more than 720 locations. Whatever your auto glass needs may be, there’s a good chance they can fix it through repair or replacement. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

Thank you, Safelite AutoGlass for making our Club kids a priority!


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